Calling 7th Circuit: Robocalls And Federal Preemption

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST) -- In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act did not preempt an Indiana state law with more restrictive prohibitions on autodialed calls — known as robocalls — potentially shutting out, at least in that circuit, the defense that compliance with the TCPA protects companies from suits claiming violation of stricter state laws. But where the Seventh Circuit may have closed a door, it may also have opened a window with perhaps much more far-reaching...
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