Google Must Defend Call-Recording Suit In State Court

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A putative class action alleging that Google and TeleTech Services Corp. recorded customer service phone calls without consent will be argued in state court, a California federal judge ruled Friday, citing a “local controversy” exception to what would otherwise be federal jurisdiction.

When TeleTech moved the case from state to federal court in February, it successfully argued that the Class Action Fairness Act gives the federal court jurisdiction because the suit purports to involve more than 100 class members and has more than $5 million at...
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