Phone Customers Urge 9th Circ. To Revive AT&T Spam Suit

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT) -- A putative class of wireless service customers asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to revive a suit accusing AT&T Mobility LLC of sending spam text messages, arguing the company wasn't a party to the customers' contracts and had no right to invoke an arbitration clause contained in the contracts.

Suing on behalf of subscribers of now-defunct carrier Unicel Inc., plaintiff Alexandra Severance appealed a September ruling by Judge Richard A. Jones compelling arbitration, arguing that the lower court erred in allowing AT&T to invoke the arbitration...
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