FCC Action On TCPA Protections Will Dial Up More Lawsuits

Law360, New York (June 8, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is slated this month to take up its chairman's call to strengthen consumer protection laws against unsolicited robocalls and texts, a move that is likely to create tighter telemarketing restrictions and fan the flames of already widespread litigation.

In an announcement late last month, Commissioner Tom Wheeler revealed that he and his colleagues would vote at the agency’s next open meeting June 18 on a proposal he has drafted to address two dozen long-pending open petitions seeking clarity on the scope and reach of the decades-old Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

While the full proposal was only circulated...

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