Confusion Over FCC's Autodialer Definition Continues

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions based on allegations of “autodialing” are big business. In the past two years alone, plaintiffs’ lawyers have targeted banks, retailers, restaurants, hospitals, pharmacies, hotels, airlines, labor unions, sports franchises, Internet companies, cable companies, text-messaging services and providers of mobile applications — just to name a few. Nobody is immune: Even President Obama’s re-election campaign was recently smacked with a TCPA lawsuit.

Under the TCPA, individuals who receive unsolicited cellphone calls and text messages can recover between $500 and $1,500 per...
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