DirecTV Says Text Spam Suit Is 'Smoke And Mirrors'

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT) -- DirecTV Inc. asked a Florida federal judge on Friday to boot a putative class action accusing it of text-spamming consumer cellphones, saying the complaint relies on sweeping conclusions and “smoke and mirrors” while offering few facts to support its claims.

In seeking to dismiss the suit, the company says plaintiff Bill Cooke’s 190-page complaint about a single text message he received over a year ago fails to allege that the message was sent by or on behalf of DirecTV, and the company further argues that he...
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