Mobile App Dodges TCPA Suit Over Friend Invitations

By Kat Sieniuc (July 29, 2016, 9:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a putative class action accusing mobile app company Life360 of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unwanted text messages, saying the company can't be held liable for texts initiated by app users inviting their friends to join the service.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson found that while plaintiff Terry Cour had indeed suffered a material-enough injury to sue over when his privacy was invaded with a series of unsolicited texts, Life360 ultimately did not violate the TCPA because it didn't actually send the texts at issue. Rather, an app user who chooses...

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