AGs Ask Justices For Broad Autodialer View In Facebook Suit

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 11:14 PM EDT) -- More than three dozen states on Friday called on the U.S. Supreme Court to broadly define an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to mean any device that can store and dial numbers automatically, as the justices tackle Facebook's bid to erase class claims over its security texts.

A coalition of attorneys general from California, New Jersey, 35 other states and Washington, D.C., urged the high court to reject the social media giant's attempt to overturn a Ninth Circuit opinion reviving a proposed class action alleging it used an automatic telephone dialing system, or ATDS, to send unwanted text messages...

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