LA Times Sued Over Unwanted Subscription Calls

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Los Angeles Times Communications LLC was hit with a proposed class action in California state court on Tuesday that accuses the newspaper publisher of violating federal law by using an automated dialer to harass prospective subscribers.

Los Angeles resident Adrienne Dancer claims the newspaper's subscription office called her cellphone two to three times a day using a sequential dialing system, which constitutes a breach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. According to her complaint, the robocalls continued for months despite repeated requests to stop.

“I have documented my repeated communications with your subscription department where I have pleaded for the calls...

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