SCOTUS Texts STOP to End TCPA Abuse

The following statement was issued by Kathleen McGuigan, Deputy General Counsel of the Retail Litigation Center in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Facebook v. Duguid:

“Retailers are grateful that the Supreme Court understood the significance of this case and texted STOP to the plaintiffs’ bar in no uncertain terms. Americans rely on countless communications from retailers to make the shopping experience convenient and safe. The Court recognized the distinction between legitimate retail-customer communications and unwanted robocalls and restored the proper scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Today’s decision will curb frivolous suits against retailers and allow legitimate communications to customers, while keeping the core TCPA consumer protections in-place. It is a win for modern-day communications.”

The Retail Litigation Center, National Retail Federation and The Restaurant Law Center filed an amicus brief in this case. Joseph Palmore and Samuel Goldstein of Morrison and Foster LLP, and Meredith Slawe and Michael McTigue Jr. of Cozen O’Connor prepared the brief.

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