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Challenging a Federal Court Decision Shutting the Courthouse Door on Consumers, Because Privacy Invasion Supposedly Wasn’t an “Injury”

In a case called Romero v. Department Stores National Bank, for example, a consumer received literally hundreds of robocalls from the banks that issue Macy’s-branded credit cards, despite the fact that she repeatedly told them to stop calling her. The consumer sued the banks for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act—a statute that prohibits unwanted robocalls to cell phones. But the trial court held that the consumer lacked standing to bring her lawsuit.

Driven: One Trucker’s Determined Stand for Workers

Dominic Oliveira is a long-haul truck driver. For a while, he worked for Prime, Inc.—which, according to its website, is the “most successful refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal trucking company” in North America. You’d think that drivers for the “most successful” shipping company of its kind would get paid pretty well. But it turns out, not so much. Though Dominic drove thousands of miles a week, he often earned less than minimum wage. Some weeks, his paycheck was actually less than zero.