- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court says a Las Vegas company can’t immediately shield itself from a lawsuit over unwanted telemarketing by maintaining that a subcontractor made the calls.

Clark County District Court Judge Rob Bare had granted pretrial dismissal of Paul D.S. Edwards civil lawsuit against Healthy Body Imaging Centers.

But a three-judge state high court panel on Friday unanimously resurrected the case and referred it back to Bare in Las Vegas.

Edwards says he got calls despite placing his name on a national do-not-call list.

The justices say a jury should decide if a subcontracted company made calls to Edwards and whether Healthy Body is liable for damages.

They say the purpose of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act would be nullified if companies could “hide” by hiring judgment-proof telemarketers.

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