By | August 16, 2013

Larry Golub was quoted in an Aug. 14, 2013, Law360 article, Health Insurer Again Evades TCPA Suit Over Jobs Calls, about the dismissal of a case against United American Insurance Co. alleging that the insurance company’s prerecorded telephone calls advertising job openings violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Golub is one of the attorneys representing United American in Jordan Friedman v. Torchmark Corp. et al., a putative class action which claimed that the company was engaging in unsolicited advertising.

On Aug. 13, a judge tossed the suit ruling that the plaintiff had not stated an actionable claim. The plaintiff Jordan Friedman alleged that the recorded messages were actually an attempt by the company to encourage people to invest in its brokerage services, an argument that the court rejected. The court instead found that the messages were not intended to sell goods, but rather to inform recipients of an independent contractor position.

The court found this didn’t change the basic nature of what the alleged telephone call was,” Golub told the publication.

Barger & Wolen partners Kent Keller and Larry Golub represented United American Insurance Company in this action.

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