• Call (Un) Answered (the Second Ring): FCC Issues Sweeping Package of Declaratory Ruling on TCPA Petitions
  • July 23, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • In some of its most comprehensive guidance published in years, resolving more than 20 petitions requesting clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 10 published a 138-page Declaratory Ruling and Order. Given the opportunity to add much needed clarity and reason to the TCPA, which has spawned thousands of class action lawsuits over just the past few years, the FCC dialed a wrong number.