Cable One Dodges Time-Barred ECPA Suit
Law360, New York (March 17, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge allowed Cable One Inc. to skirt a proposed class action accusing the Internet service provider of violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by funneling users' behavioral data to an advertising company, ruling on Monday that the class claim is time-barred.
U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala concluded that by waiting to file her lawsuit until March 2011, plaintiff Leisha Reaves missed her window of opportunity to file allegations on behalf of a putative class of Cable One customers. The suit accused the ISP of violating the ECPA by intercepting users’ Web history, downloads and messages with spyware,...
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