July 24, 2020
Partner Becca Wahlquist
was quoted in the Law360
article “Privacy And Cybersecurity Cases To Watch In 2nd Half Of 2020.” Becca commented on Facebook Inc. v. Duguid
, a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks to define what qualifies as an autodialer under the TCPA. The case, in which Facebook argues that text messages do not fall under the statute, sets the stage for the Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split over what types of equipment triggers liability under the statute.
"The Supreme Court definitely needed to wade into this mess and resolve the question of what equipment is restricted by the almost 30-year-old statute," Becca said. “There are thousands of TCPA litigations and arbitrations pending throughout the country, where claims of illegal use of an ATDS are at issue, when the question of 'what is an ATDS' has no definitive answer from federal courts."
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