With Philip Gordon
In a unanimous decision with national implications, the California Supreme Court ruled July 13, 2006, in Kearney v. Solomon Smith Barney, Inc. ("SSB"), that out-of-state businesses are prohibited from secretly monitoring or recording their telephone calls with California residents, even if that conduct takes place in any of the 38 states (and the District of Columbia) where only one party's consent is required to lawfully monitor or record a telephone call.