Sirius XM Gets Robocall Claims Moved To Arbitration

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Sirius XM Radio Inc. on Thursday beat a putative class action accusing it of violating federal consumer protection law by making unsolicited calls to customers’ cellphones, with a California federal judge ruling the company’s service agreement requires arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia dismissed claims that the satellite radio provider made so-called robocalls — which use automatic dialing systems to contact phones with an prerecorded message — to California resident Erik Knutson, who had received a 90-day trial subscription to Sirius XM when he purchased...
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