High Court Punt Plunges TCPA Suits Into Greater Uncertainty

By Allison Grande (June 21, 2019, 10:10 PM EDT) -- Businesses and consumers are bracing for a wave of conflicting court decisions over the contours of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday failed to deliver much-needed clarity on who has the final say on how the law is interpreted.

District courts tasked with overseeing the wealth of disputes that turn on how "autodialer" and other key statutory terms apply to modern telemarketing practices have long struggled with what weight to give to the Federal Communications Commission's numerous orders interpreting the TCPA.

No end to this confusion appears to be in sight, now that the Supreme...

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