Verizon, OnStar Can't Use Consumer Law To Sue Over Robocalls

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday tossed Verizon Communications Inc. and OnStar LLC’s lawsuit accusing several health plan providers of making illegal robocalls, saying consumer protection laws designed to deal with the issue don’t apply to companies.

The two companies, under the name Cellco Partnership, had sued Wilcrest Health Care Management Inc., Family Care Inc., Association Health Care Management Inc., Beech Healthcare Inc., AKXKA Plan Healthcare Inc., Sweetwater Healthcare Inc. and Nationwide Media Inc. in July 2009 for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

OnStar had...
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