Hotel Co. Pays $11.7M To Settle Recorded Calls Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2015, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Six Continents Hotels Inc. and a class that sued the company for allegedly recording their customer service phone calls without permission, with the company agreeing to pay the class $11.7 million.

As part of the settlement, Six Continents agreed not to oppose the plaintiffs' motion for class certification, which the judge granted in addition to preliminary approval of the settlement and the plaintiffs' motion to amend their original complaint.

"Because the court finds that the proposed class meets the requirements for certification under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23(a) and 23(b)(3),...

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