GE Finance Unit Illegally Recorded Customer Calls, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A California resident on Monday filed a putative class action in federal court against General Electric Co.’s finance division, accusing it of installing recording devices in its debt collectors' phone lines and illegally taping their conversations with consumers.

Andrew Meeson says GE Capital Corp. has been recording conversations without the consent of all parties, as required by California’s wiretapping law. The suit seeks injunctive relief and damages on behalf of a proposed class in “the tens of thousands.”

During each of his conversations with GE, Meeson...
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