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Justices Keep TCPA Litigation Machine Churning For Now

Law360 (July 6, 2020, 11:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday fueled the already booming Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation landscape by expanding the universe of illegal robocalls, but the fragmented nature of the ruling and unanswered questions about a key statutory term leave the door open for companies to fight back.

In a deeply divided ruling, six of the high court's justices agreed with the Fourth Circuit that an exemption to the TCPA that allows automated calls to be made to collect federally backed debts violates the First Amendment. A different lineup of seven justices then proceeded to conclude that the appropriate remedy was to...

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