Northern District Of Illinois Is Botching TCPA Fax Rule

Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 11:58 AM EDT) -- In 2006, the Federal Communications Commission enacted the so-called solicited fax rule under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. This rule required certain byzantine language to appear at the bottom of every single fax advertisement informing recipients how to opt out of receiving future faxes, even if those faxes were requested (i.e., solicited) by the recipients. What is more, violations of this regulation are punishable by between $500 and $1,500 per fax in statutory damages.

So for years, plaintiffs lawyers made millions (actually, tens, if not hundreds, of millions) of dollars bringing junk fax class actions under the TCPA on the basis...

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