October 23, 2020 — Amicus Brief

The National Consumer Law Center submitted an amicus brief, joined by Consumer Reports and the Consumer Federation of America, to the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to Facebook’s proposal that the definition of an automated dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) encompass only equipment that generates and automatically dials random or sequential telephone numbers. If the Court agrees with Facebook, autodialed calls and texts to all cell phones and the other protected lines will be virtually unstoppable–rendering the TCPA’s restriction on autodialing meaningless.