Guess Can't Shake Text Message TCPA Claims

By Emily Field (March 24, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused to throw out a proposed class action alleging Guess Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unwanted text messages, saying Monday that the plaintiff alleged sufficient facts to infer the use of an autodialer.

U.S. District Judge John A. Houston denied Guess' motion to dismiss Farideh Haghayeghi's claims that the clothing company invaded her privacy by sending texts to her cellphone, rejecting Guess' argument that she consented to the texts and didn't plead sufficient facts surrounding the retailer's alleged use of an autodialer.

Guess had contended that Haghayeghi's allegations amounted to merely "a patchwork...

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