Hilton Pulls Plug On 1-800-HAMPTON Privacy Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out a class action accusing Hilton Worldwide Inc. of violating state privacy laws by recording phone calls to 1-800-HAMPTON, saying customers could not reasonably believe their hotel reservation calls wouldn’t be overheard or recorded.

At a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real rejected plaintiff Rick Young’s call to send the case back to state court and granted Hilton’s motion for dismissal, telling Young’s attorneys they have 10 days to amend their complaint and try again.

“Plaintiff’s subjective belief...
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