High Court Declines Hospital's Appeal On SEIU Robocall Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down a Kentucky hospital’s bid to prove the Service Employees International Union violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by robocalling homes to campaign against the hospital’s alleged mistreatment of employees.

Ashland Hospital Corp., doing business as King’s Daughters Medical Center, sued SEIU in 2010, alleging the call campaign was a risk to public safety because it tied up all the phone numbers and extensions within KDMC, including emergency services and other medical departments.

But the Sixth Circuit found the...
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