The Golden State Warriors professional basketball team has reportedly agreed to engage in private mediation with a fan who filed a proposed class action lawsuit claiming the team recorded her private conversations using a smartphone app. The app at issue was designed to send game notifications to users who are within range of beacons located at the Golden State Warriors stadium. According to the plaintiff in the case, the method used by the app to listen for the beacons violates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by temporarily recording private conversations and other sounds without authorization.
The Golden State Warriors filed a motion to dismiss the case which was denied in November. Last week, the parties in Satchell v. Sonic Notify, Inc. et al., No. 4:16-cv-04961 (January 19, 2018, N. D. California), filed a stipulation and proposed order in the putative class action lawsuit. The stipulation requires the parties to engage in mediation between October 12th and November 9th of this year.
Stay tuned to Disputing for updates on this interesting case!