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In Glauser v. GroupMe, Inc., 2015 WL 475111 (N.D.Cal. 2015), Judge Hamilton found that GroupMe's business model did not trigger or violate the TCPA because the software that sent the text was triggered by GroupMe's customers and, therefore, there was "human intervention". This putative class action arises under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), which prohibits the making of any call (including… Read More

In McKenna v. WhisperText, 2015 WL 428728 (N.D.Cal. 2015), Judge Grewal found that a TCPA plaintiff pleaded himself out of a TCPA claim because there was no allegation of an absence of human intervention. A little over a year ago, Plaintiff Tony McKenna got a text he did not expect from “16502412157.” The text was an invitation to download the… Read More

In Morse v. Allied Interstate, LLC, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2014 WL 7004036 (M.D.Pa. 2014),  Judge Nealon granted Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on a TCPA case, finding that the defendant had used an ATDS. Here, the parties agree there was no human intervention at the time the calls were placed. The calls were made without a human contemporaneously dialing the number… Read More

Yes, you read it right. In Gragg v. Orange Cab Co., Inc., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2014 WL 494862 (W.D.Wash. 2014), Judge Lasnik held that a TCPA did not use an ATDS within the meaning of the TCPA.  The facts were as follows: Defendant Orange Cab Company, Inc. (Orange Cab) utilizes TaxiMagic, a Ridecharge, Inc. product, as a means of remaining… Read More

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