Prior Consent Sinks Travel Co. TCPA Class Action

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday axed a text-spamming class action against travel technology contractor Sabre Inc., ruling that by providing an airline with her cellphone number when booking a flight, the plaintiff gave permission to be contacted.

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson determined that under Federal Communications Commission rulemakings implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, plaintiff Shaya Baird gave express consent to be contacted about her flight when she entered her cellphone number as part of Hawaii Airlines' online reservation process.

Baird mounted her...
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