Hilton Fends Off Class Cert. In $54B Robocall Suit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected class certification efforts in a potential $54 billion lawsuit claiming a Hilton Worldwide Inc. unit spammed 6 million consumers with telemarketing robocalls, saying those consumers provided their numbers to Hilton in nonuniform ways.

U.S. District Court Judge Janis L. Sammartino said Hilton Grand Vacations Co. LLC’s claim that consumers voluntarily provided their cellphone numbers directly to the hotel chain under a host of factually different circumstances creates questions of predominance regarding consent issues that would require extensive individual analysis and...
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