June 29, 2018
Court throws out Time Warner Cable $229,500 penalty for 153 robocalls
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a $229,500 award that a Texas woman had won from Time Warner Cable Inc for harassing her with 153 robocalls after she told it to stop.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the July 2015 award to Araceli King of Irving, Texas, was based on an incorrect interpretation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”).
King, an insurance claims specialist, sought damages because Time Warner Cable kept leaving her messages for someone who once held her cellphone number, even after she made clear in a seven-minute discussion with a company representative who she was...