Financing Co. Defeats Calif. Call Recording Class Action

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 8:28 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a class action accusing equipment finance provider First National Capital Corp. of covertly taping employee phone calls, applying the one-party consent law of the lead plaintiff’s home state.

U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton axed plaintiff Annette Jonczyk’s claims that First National violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act by recording phone calls between her residence in Missouri and her husband's First National office in California without her knowing.

With both states’ laws potentially governing the suit, the judge...
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