Calif. Security Co. Pays $1.4M To Settle Recorded Call Suit

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 1:07 PM ET) -- A California home security company on Thursday agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a putative class action accusing it of violating state invasion of privacy laws by recording customer service calls without first obtaining the consumer's consent.

Under the deal, Defender Security Co. has agreed not to record calls with consumers without first providing notice, and pay $1.4 million into a fund that will be divided equally among class members who claim they were unknowingly monitored by the company in violation of the California Invasion...
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