Crate & Barrel Must Face Privacy Suit Over Recorded Calls

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday declined to dismiss a proposed class suit alleging the furniture store Crate & Barrel unlawfully recorded customer phone calls, saying she was skeptical that the California Legislature intended to exempt customer service calls from state privacy laws. 

U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips denied Crate & Barrel operator Euromarkets Design Inc.'s motion to dismiss, saying the plaintiff has met the minimum pleading requirements to allege a violation of California's Invasion of Privacy Act.

“All that plaintiff must allege to state a...
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