Gilman Prevails in “Robocall” Appeal.

The Washington Supreme Court declined further review of a case involving auto-dialed, pre-recorded “robocalls,” letting stand two lower court rulings that the calls violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. Eric Gilman represented the group of plaintiffs who received the nuisance calls to their cell phones ahead of the 2016 election. The trial court not only found multiple violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, but of the State’s CPA as well. The Court of Appeals affirmed the $121,000 judgment and awarded the additional expenses of the appeal. Farrell v. Friends of Jimmy, 13 Wn. App. 2d 1134 (unpublished), review denied, 98927-3, 2020 WL 7060060 (Wash. Dec. 2, 2020).