High Court Won't Review Ill. Ruling On Telephone Act Suits

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 8:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires no stamp of approval from state legislatures before private actions can be brought in state courts.

Sun Tours Inc., which does business as Hobbit Travel, had petitioned the high court in October to overturn the Illinois court’s June decision. The case stems from a class action filed in 2003 claiming the travel company faxed unsolicited advertisements for discount travel, in violation of the TCPA....
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