Archive: 22 June 2015

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FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesses

FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesses

By: Martin L. Stern, Andrew C. Glass, Gregory N. Blase, Joseph C. Wylie

At its June 18, 2015, open meeting, a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission made good on Chairman Tom Wheeler’s recent promise to bolster the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s already strict rules and to bring about “one of the most significant FCC consumer protection actions since it established the Do-Not-Call Registry with the FTC in 2003.” While plaintiffs’ class action lawyers are likely to applaud the new measures, businesses are concerned that the new rules could unfairly restrict legitimate communications with customers.

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