Embarq Customers Seek High Court Review Of Privacy Case
By Megan Stride
Law360, Chicago (April 3, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A putative class of Embarq Management Co. customers has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh its claims that the Internet service provider is liable for allowing online advertiser NebuAd Inc. to gather their communications, saying the Electronic Communications Privacy Act doesn't support the Tenth Circuit's dismissal.
Plaintiffs Kathleen and Terry Kirch lodged the suit in 2010, claiming that during a 90-day period in 2009, Embarq diverted virtually all Internet communications of roughly 26,000 customers in Kansas to NebuAd. NebuAd allegedly paid Embarq to redirect the...