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A landmark Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) case

Supreme Court Ruling: FACEBOOK, INC. v. DUGUID

Great news for our industry – Facebook won by a landslide In a decision issued April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court settled a long-running debate over the scope of the TCPA’s “automatic telephone dialing system” definition.  Through a unanimous decision in Facebook v. Duguid (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-511_p86b.pdf), the court held that toqualify as an “automatic telephone dialingContinue reading “Supreme Court Ruling: FACEBOOK, INC. v. DUGUID”

Duguid v. Facebook

A Landmark Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) case On December 8, the United States Supreme court heard oral arguments in Duguid v. Facebook, a landmark Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) case that will ultimately define how an automatic telephone dialing system will be defined. We asked Ari to share his thoughts as to what thisContinue reading “Duguid v. Facebook”

Ari Derman

Ari Derman serves as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Harris & Harris. Mr. Derman has been a member of ACA International’s Members Attorney Program for over ten years, and regularly presents at industry trade conferences for ACA, the Illinois Creditors Bar Association, InsideARM, and others such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association. As part of his role, he advises executive management and current clients on regulatory issues within the industry and researches new collection legislation and case law.