Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses TCPA Ruling in American Banker

March 21, 2018 — Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice is quoted in an American Banker article regarding the D.C. Circuit’s recent ruling on the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 TCPA order.

In ACA International v. FCC, et al., the D.C. Circuit last week vacated parts of the FCC’s TCPA order regarding what types of calling equipment are subject to the TCPA’s restrictions as well as the “one-call safe harbor” rule when calling reassigned numbers. The Court upheld the FCC order’s direction regarding revocation of consent and its exemption for time-sensitive healthcare calls.

In the article, “Will court ruling on robo-calling help or hurt consumers?”, Maurice explained the ruling will now make it easier for businesses to communicate with their customers.

“Banking industry representatives say the court’s ruling won’t lead to increase in robo-calls made to consumers. Instead, banks will simply be smarter about making those calls, and they’ll upgrade their software and employee training because now they know what the rules require, Maurice said.”

“’Banks that have invested or will invest in a robust compliance system will reap some benefit,’ Maurice said.”

Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET, Maurice will discuss the ruling with a panel of experts during a webinar offered by the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. To join the webinar, click here.