7th Circ. Says Sprint TCPA Class Action Must Be Arbitrated

Law360, Los Angeles (May 11, 2015, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday said Sprint Spectrum LP customers who alleged in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action that one of its affiliates unlawfully made advertising calls to their cellphones without consent had to resolve the dispute in arbitration.

The appeals court reversed a lower court's decision denying Sprint's motion for arbitration and remanded the case to that court with instructions for a new order, after plaintiffs Ronald and Anna Andermann claimed an a contract containing an arbitration agreement wasn't valid.

The Andermanns were under contract with U.S. Cellular when it was bought by Sprint, and claimed the...

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