Criminalizing Taped Cell Calls 'Makes No Sense,' Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 14, 2014, 7:48 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit judge expressed skepticism Friday, when the plaintiff in a class action alleging Hilton Worldwide Inc. illegally recorded customer calls asked that his suit be revived because the lower court had failed to distinguish landline calls from cellphone calls, which receive added legal protection.

During oral arguments in Pasadena, Calif., plaintiff Rick Young's attorney Ellyn Moscowitz told a three-judge panel that a California federal court erred in dismissing the suit because calls to the reservation line for Hilton’s 1,700 Hampton hotels weren’t confidential, saying...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rick Young v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

June 27, 2012

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