We’ve counted over 50 new federal TCPA filings this week–most of them class actions–even in the shadow of the Supreme Court’s grant of cert in the AARP case, which–if you believe my overeaction piece– is “certain” to lead to the statute’s downfall.
Notably I conducted a straw poll last week of all the biggest consumer-side TCPA lawyers. Though no one–except Billy Howard who loves to see his name in print even more than I do–wanted to be quoted, they all told me they planned to keep right on filing these cases until the Supreme Court actually does away with the statute.
In Billy’s case, he had a few additional remarks to share with TCPAWorld:
I enjoy holding the robo-calling industry accountable for disregarding the law. SCOTUS reviewing should help the plague of robocalls that invade the privacy of millions of Americans every day. The only people that like robo-callers are the people that represent them.
In unrelated news, Billy’s former employer–Morgan & Morgan–earned Law 360’s vote as “practice group of the year” for Consumer Protection. The article quotes the Tav Gomez–an Unprecedented podcast alumni– on the firm’s commitment to TCPA cases. I have absolutely no comment on that. If you don’t have nothing positive to say… and all that.
Bottom line: it doesn’t look like the TCPA wave is going to abate anytime soon, but we are carefully watching for word on whether the Supremes will accept Facebook’s cert. petition. More to come on that (probably later today).