FCC Has Chance To Stem TCPA Reassigned-Number Suits

By Allison Grande (September 2, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is currently weighing companies' liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for calls and texts sent to reassigned cellphone numbers, and attorneys say the agency could put a significant dent in TCPA litigation by limiting companies' responsibility to verify numbers' owners.

In a recent public notice, the FCC's consumer and governmental affairs bureau announced that it is seeking comment on a petition for an expedited declaratory ruling filed by Rubio's Restaurant Inc. The petition requests that the FCC clarify the TCPA's applicability to nonmarketing calls and texts sent to numbers that have been provided to a company...

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