UTC Unit Escapes TCPA Suit Over Resellers' Marketing Calls

Law360, New York (May 19, 2015, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday nixed a putative class action accusing a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, ruling that the company could not be held vicariously liable for allegedly unlawful calls placed by authorized resellers of its home security systems.

In a tentative ruling adopted Tuesday, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu sided with UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp. Inc. in granting the company's motion for summary judgment on the issue of vicarious liability for the alleged calls.

Plaintiffs Edward Makaron and Bianca Carter had argued that UTCFSA should be on the hook...

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