States Tell 6th Circ. Robocall Ban Was Never Unenforceable

Law360 (February 2, 2021, 4:32 PM EST) -- Nearly three dozen states are urging the Sixth Circuit to hold that the national robocall ban was enforceable during the five years between Congress exempting government debt collections and the U.S. Supreme Court dropping that carveout last year.

In an amicus brief backing a suit in Ohio federal court accusing gas and electric supplier Realgy LLC of violating the Telephone Consumer Protect Act, 34 states and the District of Columbia said the high court's decision that the exception for government debt was unconstitutional did not mean the whole TCPA was unenforceable from 2015 to 2020.

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