Vivint Auto-Dials Cellphones Without Permission, Suit Claims

Law360, Chicago (August 28, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Home automation company Vivint Inc. is facing a putative class action in Illinois court alleging it auto-dials peoples' cellphones without their consent in violation of their privacy rights, according to the complaint made available Monday.

In a class action complaint dated Aug. 9, Illinois resident Christopher Johansen alleges that Utah-based Vivint, which provides home security and other technology systems, has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with the calls and prerecorded voice messages it has left on the cellphones of people who did not provide "prior...
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