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Focus Turns To Congress As Justices Narrow TCPA Liability

By Allison Grande (April 2, 2021, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to narrowly define the types of dialing equipment covered by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is set to eviscerate the swell of litigation that has emerged under the statute, but it could also provide ammunition for Congress to craft even broader robocall restrictions. 

In the wake of the high court's unanimous ruling Thursday in Facebook v. Duguid that the TCPA narrowly covers only random-fired calls and texts to cellphones, attorneys on both sides of the bar forecast an immediate and drastic drop in class action litigation under the statute, which in recent years has been primarily focused...

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