Lifetime Loses Bid To Escape TCPA Class Action

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 4:54 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a proposed class action alleging Lifetime Entertainment Services LLC placed automated telephone calls advertising its "Project Runway" television program to thousands of recipients, finding that the television network’s motion was premature.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein shot down Lifetime’s argument that the suit brought by plaintiff Mark Leyse failed to prove violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the automated telephone calls did not have a commercial purpose and were not an advertisement. The...
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