TCPA Claim Trimmed From Suit Over Taxi Service Texts

Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2014, 7:04 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday trimmed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim from a proposed class action accusing Orange Cab Co. Inc. and RideCharge Inc. of sending unsolicited text messages about a taxi service smartphone app, finding the defendants don't operate an automated dialing system prohibited under the TCPA.

U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik granted Orange Cab and RideCharge's motion for partial summary judgment on named plaintiff Torrey Gragg's TCPA claim. The TaxiMagic smartphone app, which RideCharge created and Orange Cab uses for business,...
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