In the News Today - February 2, 2016

February 02, 2016
  • McGraw's Entry into WV Supreme Court Race a 'Bombshell': WV MetroNews reporter Hoppy Kercheval today calls former Attorney General Darrel McGraw's entry into the state Supreme Court race "the biggest bombshell of the last minute election filings." Noting McGraw would be 92 years old by the end of his term, Kercheval says the filing "is a curious, unexpected move, but then again, the McGraws have always marched to their own beat." (WV MetroNews)
     
  • Yahoo Seeks Summary Judgment in TCPA Case: Yahoo is seeking a summary judgment in a TCPA lawsuit filed against the company by a plaintiff who claims he received tens of thousands of text message alerts. According to Yahoo, the company's Email SMS Service did not have the capacity to generate telephone numbers randomly or sequentially and so does not constitute an "automatic telephone dialing system" under the TCPA. (Pennsylvania Record)
     
  • Couple Accused of Oil Spill Claims Fraud Says They Can't Repay Money: An Alabama couple accused of defrauding the Gulf oil spill claims program says they cannot repay the $1.6 million awarded to them through the settlement program "because the money went to pay off a judgment against them." (Louisiana Record)
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