Sierra Trading Post Can't Dodge Call Recording Suit

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 1:02 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Tuesday to release outdoor gear retailer Sierra Trading Post Inc. from a putative class action accusing it of covertly wiretapping calls to and from its representatives, ruling that recorded customer service calls don’t fall under an exemption to the state Privacy Act.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller rejected Sierra’s dual contentions that the eavesdropping alleged by plaintiff Scott Bales occurred on calls which consumers had no reasonable expectation would remain private and which were exempt from statutory liability.

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Case Information

Case Title

Bales v. Sierra Trading Post Inc. et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Jeffrey T. Miller

Date Filed

August 14, 2013

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