FCC Expands TCPA To Robocalls Despite Litigation Fears
Law360, Washington (June 18, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to expand the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in an effort to crack down on robocalls from telemarketers, despite concern from the agency's GOP minority that the move will lead to a spurt in TCPA litigation.
Along well-worn party lines, the FCC voted 3-2 to support the declaratory ruling, which jointly responds to 21 separate consumer complaints about robocalls, the most common of all consumer complaints to the agency.
The agency has indicated that under the rule, companies are barred from telemarketing with "autodialers," or any type of device with the potential...
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