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February 21 2018
Christine Reilly Table for two: restaurant's text did not violate TCPA

USA - Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

A text message related to a transaction initiated by the plaintiff could not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a California federal court held in dismissing a putative class action. The court was not persuaded by the plaintiff's argument that the inclusion of a link to view dinner specials transformed the restaurant's text message from a simple confirmation of a dinner reservation into an advertisement. However, if the text had gone beyond a simple link, the decision could have gone another way.

Authors: Christine Reilly, A Paul Heeringa
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