One of the hottest areas in class actions is litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). And one of the most significant issues in TCPA litigation is the existence and scope of vicarious liability. The key question is to what extent are businesses liable for the actions of third-party marketers who, without the consent of the recipient, send text messages or place calls using autodialers or prerecorded voices or transmit faxes?
Some plaintiffs had argued that businesses are strictly liable for TCPA violations committed in their name by third-party marketers. Last year, the FCC rejected that approach in a
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