Law360 Reports Kelley Drye’s Fourth Circuit TCPA Win for Honeywell
March 15, 2018
Kelley Drye scored a victory for Honeywell International on March 14, 2018, persuading the Fourth Circuit to affirm summary judgment in Honeywell’s favor in a high-profile multi-district Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. The victory was reported by Law360 in the article “4th Circ. Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable for Sellers' Calls.”

Plaintiffs in the suit alleged that Honeywell was liable for calls placed to consumers by a third-party dealer of its products, and argued that the district court erred in granting summary judgment in Honeywell’s favor on the issue of vicarious liability. But the Fourth Circuit said in its decision that the plaintiffs’ “fail[ed] to proffer more than a scintilla of evidence” to support their claims.

The Kelley Drye team was led by partner Lauri Mazzuchetti and included partners Joe Boyle and Jeff Jacobson, special counsel Vincent Rao and Whitney Smith, senior associates Glenn Graham and Bridget Polloway and associate James Saylor.

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