Secret-Sharing App Maker Asks Judge To Toss TCPA Suit

Law360, San Francisco (August 25, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Anonymous secret-sharing app maker WhisperText LLC urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to throw out a proposed class action that accuses the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, arguing that text message invitations can only be sent through the app with the user’s permission.

WhisperText’s attorney, Bradley Meissner of Fenwick & West LLP, said that the Federal Communications Commission issued a decision in June that clarified its definition of “autodialing” and when the maker of an app can be considered the sender of a message through that app.

Meissner argued that even without that recent decision, U.S. District Court...

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January 28, 2014

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