Wiretap Exemption Blocks Recorded-Call Suit, Omni Says

Law360, Los Angeles (June 24, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Omni Hotels Management Corp. urged a California federal judge Monday to toss a putative class action alleging it has illegally recorded telephone conversations between customers and its employees, saying California's wiretapping law did not apply to the “routine” business practice of “service-observing.”

Omni's attorney David Farkas said the luxury hotel operator could not be sued for violating the California Information Privacy Act by taping calls without first telling the guests or getting their approval because the law included an exemption for recording equipment “furnished and used...
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