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In Brown v. Google LLC, No. 4:20-CV-3664-YGR, 2023 WL 5029899, (N.D. Cal. Aug. 7, 2023), United States District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers details what constitutes standing to defeat a motion for summary judgment on breach of contract and various privacy violation claims: “To have Article III standing to sue in federal court, plaintiffs must demonstrate, among other things, that… Read More

On February 3, 2023, Judge Sykes of the Central District of California denied Goodyear's motion to transfer venue and its motion to dismiss Plaintiff's CIPA claim.  Byars v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. 522CV01358SSSKKX, 2023 WL 1788553 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 3, 2023). On the motion to transfer venue, the Court held: Where the internet contract falls into the browsewrap… Read More

In Ewing v. Freedom Forever Ltd. Liab. Co., No. 20-cv-880-JLS (AHG), 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53561 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2021), Judge Sammartino dismissed part of a TCPA claim, but let the balance proceed.   Judge Sammartino held that some of the calls were barred by the statute of limitations, but still remained relevant. Defendants argue that "most of Plaintiff's… Read More

In Fishman v. Tiger Natural Gas, Inc., 2018 WL 1242076, at *2–3 (N.D.Cal., 2018), Judge Alsup allowed a call-recording class action to proceed. Tiger argues that plaintiffs’ allegations regarding the sales calls — namely that (1) the parties discussed plaintiffs’ PG&E account information, (2) the calls were not made in a public setting, and (3) many other telemarketers disclose that… Read More

In Kight v. CashCall, Inc. 2014 WL 5573457 (2014), on remand from a prior appeal in the same case, the defendant successfully moved to decertify the plaintiff class that alleged eavesdropping on telephone calls by CashCall's supervisors in violation of Penal Code 632.  The opinion on the earlier appeal established that an objective test is applied to determine whether a call… Read More

In Hataishi v. First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation, --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, 2014 WL 667381 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal for the Second District affirmed the trial court’s denial of class certification in a call-recording case filed under Penal Code § 632. The facts were as follows: A customer placing an inbound call to First American is… Read More

In Faulkner v. ADT Sec. Services, Inc., --- F.3d ----, 2013 WL 174368 (9th Cir. 2013), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that Plaintiff failed to properly plead an expectation of privacy.   On March 4, 2010, John Faulkner contacted his security provider, ADT, by telephone to dispute a charge assessed by ADT. Faulkner was transferred to ADT's… Read More