Quicken Fails To Disconnect Claims Of Secret Call Recordings

Law360, New York (October 29, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday wouldn't let Quicken Loans Inc. skirt a proposed class action accusing the lender of surreptitiously recording sales calls to prospective customers, rejecting the lender's arguments that the state's Invasion of Privacy Act was ambiguous or overbroad.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee said she joined "numerous" other courts in finding that the IPA wasn't overly vague in its definition, saying the law clearly applies to both parties and non-parties to a call. She rejected Quicken's argument that the statute was only intended to apply to third parties who had intercepted or inadvertently received a wireless...

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