February 19, 2020
Partner Becca Wahlquist
was quoted by Law360
in “7th Circ. Picks Narrow 'Autodialer' Reading In AT&T Text Row.” The article discusses a Seventh Circuit ruling that widened an appellate court divide over what qualifies as an "autodialer." The Seventh Circuit found in Ali Gadelhak v. AT&T Services, Incorporated
that the dialing system AT&T used to distribute survey text messages didn’t fall under the disputed statutory term.
"The Supreme Court needs to take up the ATDS question and settle the circuit split, because companies are in the untenable position of facing nationwide TCPA class action lawsuits in the Ninth Circuit that could not be brought in other circuits where many of the plaintiffs and putative class members actually reside,” Becca commented.
Read the full article here.