Delta Dodges Calif. Privacy Suit Over Smartphone App

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Delta Air Lines Inc. of violating a state privacy policy with its smartphone application, dealing a major blow to California's attorney general in the first test of California's Online Privacy Protection Act.

California Superior Court Judge Marla J. Miller agreed with Delta's claims that the “unprecedented” lawsuit ignored a federal law that bars states from applying consumer protection statutes to air carriers, dismissing Attorney General Kamala D. Harris' argument that Delta violated state law because its “Fly Delta” app, which allows customers to check in for flights, didn't contain a privacy...

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