Social Media Co. Loses On Autodialer Issue In Text Spam Row

Law360, New York (June 4, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday dealt a blow to social networking service Path Inc. in a putative text-spamming class action, ruling that dialing machines don't need to have the capacity to randomly or sequentially generate numbers to qualify as autodialers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

In granting plaintiff Kevin Sterk's motion for partial summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan tackled the hot-button issue of how to determine if a machine used to send mass texts can be considered an “automatic telephone dialing system”...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sterk v. Path, Inc.

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

360(P.I.: Other)

Date Filed

March 28, 2013

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Government Agencies

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