Bloomberg Law
Oct. 28, 2019, 10:31 AM

Facebook Robocall Case Gives Justices Shot to Define Autodialer

Alexis Kramer
Alexis Kramer

Facebook Inc.'s U.S. Supreme Court challenge of a lower court ruling it can be sued for violating the federal robocall law gives the justices the chance to specify what kind of technology businesses can use to make such calls.

Facebook wants the high court to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling allowing a lawsuit against it under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, because the plaintiff showed the social network used an autodialer to alert him of suspicious attempts to access his account.

U.S. courts haven’t agreed about what constitutes an autodialer since at least March ...

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