First Challenge to July 10, 2015 Declaratory Ruling Already Filed

While the July 10, 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (our summary of which can be found here) was released after the close of business on Friday, one petitioner has already filed a petition for review of the Declaratory Ruling: ACA International (the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals) (“ACA”).  ACA filed its petition for review with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 10, and filed an amended petition on July 13. See ACA Int’l v. FCC, No. 15-1211 (D.C. Cir. filed July 10, 2015).  ACA challenges the FCC’s “treatment of ‘capacity’ within the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system,” the FCC’s “treatment of predictive dialers,” and the FCC’s interpretation of the term “‘prior express consent’ (including its treatment of reassigned numbers.” Amended Petition for Review at 2-3, ACA Int’l v. FCC, No. 15-1211 (D.C. Cir. filed July 13, 2015), Doc. No. 1562251. ACA asks the DC Circuit  to hold unlawful the FCC’s treatment of “capacity” and compel the FCC to “treat ‘capacity’ in a way that comports with a caller’s right of due process and free speech;” hold unlawful the FCC’s treatment of “predictive dialers” and compel the FCC to “treat them in a way that does not expand the statutory definition . . . beyond the definition that Congress enacted;” and hold unlawful the FCC’s treatment of “prior express consent, including the Commission’s treatment of reassigned numbers,” and compel the Commission to establish either a “viable safe harbor for autodialed ‘wrong number’ non-telemarketing calls to reassigned wireless numbers” or “define ‘called party’ as a call’s intended recipient.”  Id. at 4-5. 

Justin O. Kay

About the Author: Justin O. Kay

Justin Kay advises and defends business clients regarding their interactions and communications with consumers. He appears regularly on behalf of clients before federal and state courts, federal agencies and independent self-regulatory bodies, such as the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. Justin’s practice focuses on defending clients in the growing number of complex class actions arising under federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws such as the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the California Consumer Privacy Act. He is a deputy leader of the litigation practice group.

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