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June 12, 2015

Proposed FCC Rule on TCPA a Bust for Business

Law360 reports on a recent letter from ILR that says the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to expand the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) ignores business interests while providing “fodder” to plaintiffs’ attorneys.

In the letter to FCC officials, ILR’s Harold Kim notes the “new restrictions on telemarketing activities tilt far too heavily in favor of consumers and lump “legitimate” businesses together with “abusive” telemarketers.”

“The goal should be not only to safeguard consumers, but also to protect businesses against abusive litigation” filed under the statute, he said.

Read the full story here.

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