Omni Callers Denied Quick Appeal Of Cell Discovery Order

Law360, New York (June 23, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A class alleging Omni Hotels Management Corp. illegally recorded phone conversations can't appeal a ruling that cellular carriers need subscribers' consent before producing their information, a California federal judge said Monday, reasoning that the discovery issue won't determine the case's outcome.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder refused to certify for interlocutory appeal her decision that California law restricting how phone companies share subscribers' information also applies to cellular carriers, pointing to the procedural rule that appeals must wait for final judgment if they don't present a "controlling" legal question.

"Although the disputed ruling is likely, as a practical matter, to affect...

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