On June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (released July 10, 2015). The Omnibus Ruling contains clarifications regarding requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and FCC’s issued rules and orders. It imposes requirements for telemarketing calls and commercial text messages.
The Omnibus Ruling took effect immediately upon release. Its requirements have raised some concerns and oppositions because they are seen as having the potential to trigger more (ungrounded) class actions (see dissenting Commissioner Ajit Pai).
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