Verizon Can't Duck Case Over Clandestine Call Recording

Law360, San Francisco (March 11, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action accusing Verizon Wireless LLC of recording calls with noncustomers without their consent, saying the company utterly failed to support its contention that it didn't violate California law because it didn't invade anyone's privacy.

U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dinged Verizon for failing to provide any legislative history to support its argument that the recordings didn't violate section 632.7 of the California Invasion of Privacy Act because the recordings didn't breach the...
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