Hotel Co. Must Face Privacy Suit Over Recorded Calls

Law360, Chicago (February 4, 2014, 6:46 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to throw out a proposed class action accusing an InterContinental Hotels Group PLC unit of illegally recording consumers’ phone calls to its reservation hotline, finding the plaintiffs had properly stated a claim under the state’s Invasion of Privacy Act.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins issued an order denying a motion to dismiss the suit from Six Continents Hotels Inc., a subsidiary of the British hospitality giant, marking the second time in a little over a year that he...
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