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September 4, 2015

U.S. Chamber Challenges FCC’s Actions over Telephone Consumer Protection Act

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is suing to strike down the Federal Communications Commission’s new robocall restrictions approved in June,” reports The Hill.

The U.S. Chamber filed a petition for review yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging several aspects of a declaratory ruling and order recently issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will accelerate abusive class action lawsuits against businesses under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

“Although we support the rights of consumers as it relates to telephone communications, the FCC overstepped its authority by creating new restrictions on legitimate, good faith communications from businesses to their customers who previously gave their permission to be contacted,” said ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim. “These arbitrary new limits will fuel abusive class action lawsuits against businesses.”

Read the U.S. Chamber media statement here.

Read the full story in The Hill.

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