Federal courts in recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases served up two victories and one disappointment for the defense. Siding with the defense, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that defendants do not carry the burden of proof at class certification, and the 8th Circuit joined other courts in maintaining a narrow autodialer definition. Defendants were less pleased when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition that would have resolved the enforceability of the autodialer prohibitions.

Read our alert to learn more about these developments and their implications for businesses defending against TCPA claims and class actions.