Health Insurer Dodges TCPA Suit Over Job Recruitment Calls

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that prerecorded telephone calls advertising job openings don't violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, throwing out a putative class action against health insurer United American Insurance Co.

Named plaintiff Jordan Friedman said the insurance company had no right to call him about a “recruiting webinar” it was holding, but U.S. District Judge Irma E. Gonzalez said the calls were legal because they were neither unsolicited advertisements nor telephone solicitations.

“The defendant’s message was not aimed at encouraging the plaintiff to...
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