Justices Back Narrow Autodialer Ban In Facebook Text Row

By Allison Grande (April 1, 2021, 10:38 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook's argument that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act narrowly covers only random-fired calls and texts to cellphones, in a ruling that's expected to significantly reduce the swell of class action litigation that's emerged under the statute.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a dispute over the types of automatic telephone dialing systems prohibited by the TCPA. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) In a unanimous opinion, the justices overturned a Ninth Circuit ruling that broadly defined the type of automatic telephone dialing systems, or ATDS, prohibited by the TCPA to cover any...

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