Calif. TCPA Ruling Cements Prior Consent Defense

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- A California federal judge recently held that businesses requiring a phone number to complete online purchases have obtained the necessary permission for their vendors to place subsequent calls and texts, an expansive reading of express consent that attorneys say could slim down the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's teeming class action docket.

In a Jan. 28 order, U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson determined that airline contractor Sabre Inc. faced no liability under the TCPA for allegedly offering flight notification services to Hawaiian Airlines passengers via text...
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