High Court Is Last, Best Hope For TCPA's 3rd-Party Puzzler

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 10:59 PM EST) -- A crane manufacturer recently pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify when companies can be held liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for the actions of third parties, an ambiguity that has prompted a flood of suits and made the case ripe for high-court review, attorneys say.

In a Dec. 23 petition for certiorari, Uesco Industries Inc. faults an Illinois appeals court for relieving Poolman of Wisconsin Inc. of responsibility for purported spam-faxing violations because the advertising firm it had hired to send faxes to...
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