PayPal Says Users Consented To Contact By Phone

Law360, San Francisco (April 24, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- PayPal Inc. urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss a putative class action accusing the site of illegally sending users unsolicited text messages, arguing that the users consented to receiving auto-dialed or prerecorded calls by voluntarily providing PayPal with their cellphone numbers.

PayPal argued Tuesday that when plaintiff David Roberts provided the company with his cellphone number, he was giving the company “express consent” to contact him via text message. An amended Ninth Circuit ruling in Jesse Meyer v. Portfolio Recovery Associates found that providing...
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