"FCC Action On TCPA Protections Will Dial Up More Lawsuits," Law360
On June 8, 2015, Law360 interviewed Matthew Robert Rosenkoff for its article, “FCC Action On TCPA Protections Will Dial Up More Lawsuits.” The article discusses the announcement from Federal Communications Commissioner, Tom Wheeler, that he would vote at the agency’s next meeting on a proposal that addresses two dozen long-pending open petitions seeking clarity on the scope and reach of the decades-old Telephone Consumer Protection Act. While the full proposal is not publicly available, many attorneys say that the fact sheet distributed to the public indicates that the answers companies have long sought from the commission are likely to open up even more liability pitfalls for telemarketers. When weighing which side – consumer or business – the commissioner would end up supporting more, Mr. Rosenkoff suggests that the fact sheet and proposal will lean toward protecting Americans. He adds, “the question is whether the commission’s action will result in answering whether consumers can revoke consent once and for all or shifting the focus to the question of what is or is not a reasonable way of revoking consent.” Subscribers may read the full Law360 article.