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Postmates Escapes Robotext Claim in California

March 4, 2020, 7:09 PM

Postmates Inc. won dismissal of a lawsuit in a California federal district court claiming it sent unsolicited text messages, with a judge saying the plaintiff failed to sufficiently allege the company was liable.

The plaintiff’s putative class complaint doesn’t clearly allege Postmates sent texts, or what relationship a sender may have had with the food-delivery company, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said. The court granted Postmates’ motion to dismiss the claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The opinion highlights a hurdle plaintiffs may face in asserting a company had control over the sending of...

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