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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