Cloud Text and Calling Platform CallFire Dismissed as Co-Defendant in TCPA Suit

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Multiple Dismissals Follow Recent TCPA Class Action Ruling in Favor of CallFire

CallFire, Inc., the cloud-based text and voice platform that helps organizations communicate with their target audiences, today announced the company was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiff John Salcedo from his Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against multiple defendants in case FLSD 0:14-cv-62961-WPD in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida (John Salcedo v. The Law Offices of Jason A. Diamond et al). CallFire was represented in the suit by Michael Hazzard at Arent Fox LLP, a national leader in litigation, regulatory, and transactional counsel.

“The recent summary judgment win for CallFire that established platforms like ours are not liable under the TCPA because we are common carriers sets a precedent that is being felt across the industry,” said Susan Anhalt, Chief Legal Officer. “In recent weeks we have seen multiple plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss TCPA claims against CallFire after receiving notice that CallFire is not liable under the TCPA due to its classification as a common carrier.”

Earlier this month, CallFire was voluntarily dismissed in another TCPA class action (John Luna v. Shac, LLC in case number CV 14-00607 HRL) after the pivotal win on earlier summary judgment in Rinky Dink, Inc. vs. Electronic Merchange Systems, a TCPA class filed in the US District Court for the Western District Washington, which established that CallFire could not be liable under the TCPA because it is a common carrier. As a common carrier, CallFire was found to not be subject to liability under the TCPA or analogous state laws when serving as a conduit for the calls its customers initiate in case number C13-1347-JCC at The United States District Court at Seattle. A link to the decision is here.

About CallFire
CallFire provides cloud phone and text services to help organizations of all sizes efficiently communicate with customers, prospects and other constituents through its CallFire and EzTexting brands. The CallFire self-serve platform is intuitive enough for the smallest organization or startup, while also robust enough for the Fortune 500. Over 200,000 customers have relied on CallFire since 2006. For more information, visit http://www.callfire.com.

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