Yahoo Rebuffed Again In Bid To Dismiss Spam-Text Lawsuit

Law360, New York (July 7, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to reconsider Yahoo Inc.’s motion to dismiss a proposed class action alleging it sent spam text messages, rejecting Yahoo’s argument that the court misapplied Federal Communications Commission rules concerning predictive dialer services.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel said he would not rethink his Feb. 3 decision denying Yahoo's motion for summary judgment, turning away the company's argument that he should have relied exclusively on the statutory definition of automatic telephone dialing systems, rather than on expanded FCC interpretations of the term, according to the order.

“Accordingly, the court finds no clear error in...

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