Cases & Deals

U.S. Chamber of Commerce convinces Seventh Circuit to narrow scope of TCPA

Client(s) U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jones Day's client the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as amicus curiae, successfully convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to narrow the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). Plaintiffs across the country had argued—successfully in many cases—that the TCPA's restrictions on calls to wireless numbers cover any equipment capable of automatically dialing from a list. At the Chamber's urging, however, the Seventh Circuit read the TCPA to mean what it says: that only equipment capable of generating random or sequential numbers counts as an "automatic telephone dialing system" governed by the statute.

Ali Gadelhak v. AT&T Services, Incorporated, No. 19-1738 (7th Cir.)