Lakers Dunk Fan's Class Suit Over Unsolicited Text Messages

Law360, Los Angeles (April 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles Lakers scored a dismissal Thursday of a ticket holder's putative class action accusing the basketball franchise of sending him unsolicited text messages, when a California federal judge ruled a consumer protection law didn't apply because the plaintiff voluntarily gave the team his number.

In a five-page ruling, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu ruled that the lone text message the team sent plaintiff David M. Emanuel in response to a message he sent them with the hopes of putting the message on the...
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