Judge Nixes $10M Deal In Sirius Privacy Action

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 1:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tentatively denied for the second time a proposed $9.5 million, 11-state settlement in a class action accusing Sirius XM Radio Inc. of contracting with a call center that illegally recorded customer calls.

Named plaintiff Kambiz Batmanghelich’s claims are typical enough to represent a class of California Sirius subscribers who were secretly recorded, Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said in Thursday’s ruling. But the judge said that thread of typicality becomes too thin...
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