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BREAKING: SCOTUS Says FCC’s Hobbs Act TCPA Authority “Difficult to Answer”– Sends PDR Resources Case Back for More Work

The US Supreme Court issued its big opinion in PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris, today. Found here: PDR Resources The opinion–which was expected to answer the question of whether the FCC actually had the long-assumed power to exclusively implement the TCPA– ended up falling short of providing an answer.

Instead SCOTUS–in a rather remarkable admission– found it “difficult to answer this question”–  and has sent the case back to the circuit court of appeal for further determinations on two very interesting preliminary issues.

More analysis shortly.

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Eric Troutman Class Action Attorney
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Eric Troutman is one of the country’s prominent class action defense lawyers and is nationally recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 70 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. He also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems.

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