TCPA Takeaways From Makaron V. GE Security Manufacturing

Law360, New York (June 23, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT) -- While plaintiffs' attorneys seek to streamline the filing of class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a recent court decision serves as a reminder that there are clear limits to a plaintiff's ability to recover statutory damages under a theory of vicarious liability.

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California awarded summary judgment to defendant UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation Inc. in a putative TCPA class action, finding that the security equipment manufacturer could not be held vicariously liable for the actions of its authorized dealers under any theory of agency. The...

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