Verizon Denies Privacy Invasion In Call-Recording Suit

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 1:15 PM EST) -- A Verizon Communications Inc. unit mounted a defense Friday against a putative class action alleging its billing agents recorded cellphone conversations with noncustomers, telling a California judge that the calls did not infringe any privacy right recognized by state law.

Verizon Wireless (VAW) LLC asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins to dismiss the bulk of the suit, which alleges that its contractor Collecto Inc.’s practice of recording debt-collection calls without the proper verbal disclosure violates California’s Invasion of Privacy Act and the federal Telephone Consumer...
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