Yahoo Dodges TCPA Class Action Over Email Text Service

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed a putative class action against Yahoo Inc. that accused the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with spam texts, ruling Yahoo’s email text messages did not fit the law's definition of computerized, unsolicited phone calls.

District Judge Michael M. Baylson granted summary judgment to Yahoo, saying plaintiff Bill Dominguez did not prove that Yahoo’s opt-in email text service qualified as an automatic telephone dialing system.

“[Dominguez] has not offered any evidence to show that Yahoo’s system had...
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