NRA, Ohio man agree to dismiss robocalling suit

10/18/14 4:05 PM | by

In a rather anti-climatic end to a strange case, the Ohio man accusing the National Rifle Association of using an Automatic Telephone Dialing System to call him on his cell phone has dropped his lawsuit.

Both Bryan Reo and the NRA agreed to pay their own fees and costs in regard to fighting the case in a federal court in Ohio.

According to the dismissal filed Tuesday, the NRA did not pay or agree to pay Reo anything in order to dismiss the case, and Reo did not prove the NRA utilize an ATDS  when making calls to his cell phone.

In June, Reo alleged the NRA knowingly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which protects the privacy of U.S. citizens by barring unsolicited phone calls.

Reo said the NRA called him multiple times over “several years,” even though he specifically requested it to stop. The NRA admitted to calling him, but denied the latter detail.

This isn’t the first time complaints have been made about the NRA’s solicitation. In the early months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the NRA was criticized by Connecticut lawmakers for robocalls made to residents in the Newtown community.

Both Reo and the NRA also agreed that neither will claim victory in this suit.

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