By Allison Grande (April 4, 2019, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday refused to release Monitronics from multidistrict litigation over allegedly unlawful robocalls made by home-security system retailers, finding that significant questions remained about the alarm monitoring company's involvement in the disputed telemarketing campaign.
As part of consolidated litigation targeting a score of home alarm system industry participants, dozens of plaintiffs have claimed that while Monitronics didn't directly place telemarketing calls alleged to have violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, they were vicariously liable for illegal calls made by authorized retail agents Versatile Marketing Solutions Inc. and ISI Alarms NC Inc. that peddled Monitronics' services.
Monitronics agreed in 2017...
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