Bloomberg Law
April 1, 2021, 5:15 PMUpdated: April 1, 2021, 7:36 PM

Facebook’s Robocall Win at Supreme Court Signals Limit on Claims (1)

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow view of autodialers under federal anti-robocall law in a case involving unwanted texts from Facebook Inc. could shield other companies from expensive class actions over their contacts with consumers.

The decision is seen as a win for companies defending against a wave of lawsuits over robocalls. Companies including Home Depot Inc. and Quicken Loans LLC backed Facebook’s argument in the case.

Robocall claims tend to be directed more at the technology used to contact consumers, “not the content of those calls,” according to Richard Perr, chair of the consumer financial services practice at Kaufman Dolowich ...

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