Ninth Circuit Disconnects Best Buy's "Dual Use" Robocall Argument


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit On October 17, 2012 ruled that Best Buy Stores, L.P. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Washington state law by failing to obtain consumers’ consent before placing prerecorded calls urging the consumers to redeem their rewards points. The ruling reversed a lower court decision that Best Buy’s “robocalls” did not violate the TCPA or a Washington telemarketing statute.

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Topics:  Best Buy, FCC, Robocalling, TCPA, Telemarketing

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates

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