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Consumer Group Presses For Freeze On TCPA Exemption

Law360, New York (August 12, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Consumers Union pressed the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to freeze a ruling sanctioning certain robocalls, saying the decision hurts consumers too much to be implemented while a formal appeal process is proceeding, and continuing a regulatory brawl over new Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules.

Consumers Union wrote a letter to the FCC pressing for a freeze of a July ruling allowing robocalls when they come from federal contractors, which was issued in a case called Broadnet Teleservices LLC, after the company that initiated the proceeding.

“We believe that ruling should be withdrawn and reversed, because otherwise it will lead to...

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