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Supreme Court Voids Ruling on Alleged Student Loan Robocalls

April 19, 2021, 1:59 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court voided a lower court’s ruling in a dispute over whether a Pennsylvania-based student loan provider illegally called consumers without their permission, following a decision in a case that raises the same issue under anti-robocall law.

In a Monday order, the Supreme Court sent the case back to an appeals court for further proceedings based on the justices’ recent ruling in another case involving robotexts from Facebook Inc.

At issue is whether the technology that the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency used to call consumers falls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s restrictions on robocalls. The...

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