Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc.

Man buys cell phone with reassigned number, receives a text message every time the prior owner of the number gets an email—27,800 of them over 17 months. He is unable to resolve the issue with Yahoo (which provided the text service the prior owner signed up for), so he sues. Did Yahoo violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? That sounds super annoying, says the Third Circuit, but Yahoo isn’t an autodialer as the statute defines it; the law doesn’t apply.

Tags: 2018, Consumer Protection, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Third Circuit

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