Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Anti-Telemarketing Activist's Appeal Of Case Against iHeartMedia/Clear Channel
October 7, 2014 at 4:23 AM (PT)
Without comment, the SUPREME COURT declined to hear frequent anti-telemarketing litigant MARK LEYSE's appeal of his case against iHEARTMEDIA (formerly CLEAR CHANNEL) and its CRITICAL MASS MEDIA division over automated telemarketing calls.
LEYSE sued the radio companies in JUNE 2005 over robocalls by AC WLTW (LITE FM)/NEW YORK, but the case was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NEW YORK in 2006 because the court ruled the FCC had exempted in the TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT the kind of call CLEAR CHANNEL made.
He lost an appeal, then filed again in Southern District Court in HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO in APRIL 2009; the case was dismissed in JUNE 2010 for failure to state a claim, and LEYSE appealed to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, losing the appeal in a ruling that was later amended.