Coca-Cola Stuck In Text-Spam Suit After Dodging Discovery

Law360, New York (April 17, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to nix a class action accusing The Coca-Cola Co. of text-spamming consumers, saying the company can’t bring a dispositive motion until it stops ducking calls to identify its marketing contractors.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted an ex parte application to deny Coke’s motion for summary judgment and allow additional time for discovery on the grounds that the plaintiffs were denied an opportunity to confront third-party vendors that they contend may have sent the allegedly improper texts.

In a January 2013 complaint, plaintiffs Bryan Robbins and Marvin Feiges alleged that Coke used an...

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