Lakers Fan Sent 1st Text, Team Says In Bid To Nix TCPA Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 8:05 PM EST) -- The Los Angeles Lakers urged a California federal judge on Monday to throw out a putative class action accusing the National Basketball Association franchise of sending unsolicited text messages, arguing that the team was legally responding to texts sent by the ticket holder plaintiff.

David M. Emanuel is claiming the Lakers violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when they sent him a confirmation message during an October game. The Lakers insist the text did not invade Emanuel's privacy and was not a form of unsolicited telemarketing,...
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