CallFire Dismissed As Co-Defendant In TCPA Suit

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Cloud Text and Voice Platform CallFire Wins Third Consecutive Summary Judgment Ruling in TCPA Class Action Suit

CallFire, Inc., the cloud-based text and voice platform that helps organizations communicate with their target audiences, today announced it won on summary judgment in a purported class action Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) suit filed by David Kauffman in the US District Court for the Southern District of the State of California (Kauffman v. CallFire, Inc., case #3:14-cv-01333). CallFire was represented in the suit by Michael Hazzard at Arent Fox LLP, a national leader in litigation, regulatory, and transactional counsel.

“CallFire is a new generation phone carrier, similar to some of the nation’s largest carriers’ positions ten years ago. We may build software, but we operate as a carrier,” said TJ Thinakaran, COO & Co-Founder, CallFire. “These recent legal victories, combined with our continued work with the FCC and the CTIA, further affirm the precedent that CallFire and our peers are setting in the telecommunications technology space.”

Kauffman v. CallFire, Inc. represents the third consecutive judgment in favor of the company this year. Additional rulings include the summary judgments in Rinky Dink, Inc. vs. Electronic Merchange Systems, a TCPA class filed in the US District Court for the Western District Washington (case # C13-1347-JCC), which established that CallFire could not be liable under the TCPA because it is a common carrier; and Luna v. Shac, LLC (case # CV 14-00607 HRL) in the US District Court for the District of Northern California, which found that, because CallFire’s service platform is not an autodialer (Automatic Telephone Dialing System), CallFire’s customer, Shac, could not be found liable under the TCPA. Together, these three decisions demonstrate CallFire’s compliance with the TCPA, providing additional confidence to customers utilizing CallFire’s offerings to engage with their communities.

“These sequential judgments help protect next generation telephone platforms like CallFire’s in their ability to innovate while also complying with all legal and regulatory obligations,” said Michael Hazzard, partner, Arent Fox, LLP. “Judgments such as this one set an important precedent around TCPA liability, allowing CallFire and its industry counterparts to focus on product development and growth rather than fighting opportunistic litigation.”

A link to the judgment can be found 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

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