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Sending texts to cell phones without the owners’ permission led to a class action. Is there insurance coverage? (Photo: Shutterstock)

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A federal district court in Florida has preliminarily approved settlement of a class action lawsuit asserting that about 2.5 million cell phones were sent text messages in violation of law. Once the court gives final approval to the settlement, the focus will turn to whether the plaintiffs’ claims are covered by insurance — the only potential source of recovery for the plaintiffs and their attorneys.

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Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. He may be contacted at [email protected]

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