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Volume: 15 Issue: 7
(July 2018)

litigation spam telemarketing direct marketing

brian i. hays ryan m. holz douglas r. sargent

locke lord llp


USA: Sorting through the telemarketing chaos left by ACA Int’l v. FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (‘FCC’) announced, on 14 May 2018, that it is seeking comments on its interpretation of key definitions, such as an automatic telephone dialling system (‘ATDS’), under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (‘TCPA’), in light of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (‘the Court’) decision in ACA International, et al. v. FCC and United States of America (‘ACA Int’l’). Brian I. Hays, Ryan M. Holz, Douglas R. Sargent, Partners at Locke Lord LLP, explain how these, and other recent developments, may have a significant impact on the scope of the TCPA going forward.

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