Much-Anticipated Supreme Court Ruling Limits the TCPA’s Definition of an Autodialer

The Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated ruling in Facebook v. Duguid, impacting many pending TCPA cases nationwide and providing guidance to the many businesses that engage in calling and texting campaigns. The TCPA generally requires an individual’s prior consent to use an automatic telephone dialing system (an “autodialer”) to call or text his or her mobile phone, including for non-marketing purposes. The definition of an autodialer is thus crucial to whether and when a business may call or text its customers, prospects, or even employees. 

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