7th Circ. Robocall Ruling To Pad Already Swelling Docket
By Allison Grande
Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 8:34 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not preempt state robocall bans, paving the way for the enforcement of more restrictive state statutes that experts say will lead to a spike in class actions over unwanted telemarketing solicitations.
In a Nov. 21 decision overturning a lower court's decision in favor of nonprofit Patriotic Veterans Inc., the three-judge panel found that a clause in the TCPA stating that the legislation does not preempt more restrictive state laws or outright bans on robocalls...