California Federal Judge: State Privacy Act Is Not Completely Preempted

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on April 27 ruled that two privacy lawsuits brought by cell phone users alleging that their communications were secretly recorded belong in state and not federal court because California's Invasion of Privacy Act is not completely preempted by the Federal Wiretap Act (Cindy Leong, et al. v. Carrier IQ Inc., et al.,  No. 12-1562, Carey Eckert, et al. v. Carrier IQ Inc., et al., No. 12-1564, C.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59480).

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