Volkswagen Unit Slips Recorded-Call Class Action

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action accusing the auto financing arm of German-based Volkswagen AG of improperly recording consumer phone calls, saying that the suit is time-barred. 

In granting VW Credit Inc.'s  motion to dismiss, Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that since the illicitly recorded conversations took place more than one year before Volkswagen customer Harout Akopian filed suit, the claims fall outside a one-year statute of limitations required by California law.

“[Akopian] does not allege actual injury from this violation,...
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