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Seventh Circuit Says AT&T Autodialer Doesn’t Break U.S. Law

Carlton Fields telecommunications attorney Aaron Weiss was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article, “Seventh Circuit Says AT&T Autodialer Doesn’t Break U.S. Law,” about a recent Seventh Circuit ruling stating that AT&T did not meet the statutory standard for an autodialer, and therefore did not defy the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

The case involved issues of whether text messages can constitute injury-in-fact for Article III, and whether an autodialer stores and produces phone numbers “using a random or sequential number generator.”

“Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent in defending and prosecuting TCPA cases over the last four years in search of answers to two questions: does any TCPA violation give a plaintiff Article III standing and what is an autodialer under the TCPA?” stated Weiss.

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