Twitter, Path Back Lakers Against 'Extortionist' TCPA Suits

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- Social networking services Twitter Inc. and Path Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to uphold the dismissal of a text-spamming class action against Los Angeles Lakers Inc., saying the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is increasingly being wielded as “an extortionist club.”

The companies said in a joint amicus brief that they have each been dragged into putative class actions by plaintiffs seeking “windfall damages and coercive settlements" as a result of text-related components of their services, and warned the appeals court that unchecked abuse of...
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