Facebook v. Duguid: PACE’s Amicus Brief Takes Center Stage

PACE and Nobel Systems recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Facebook v. Duguid case regarding the definition of “Automatic Telephone Dialing System” (ATDS) as it appears in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments, and the U.S. Government relied heavily on the PACE and Noble Systems’ brief to conclude that the definition of ATDS should be narrowly interpreted to only include calls from random or sequential number generators. The brief was also mentioned three times in the Supreme Court Oral arguments. “This is a great achievement and milestone for PACE,” says Karl Koster, Chief IP & Regulatory Counsel, Noble Systems. “The association, specifically the work of its Government Affairs Committee, has shown it continues to provide a unified voice in advocating for the contact center industry.”

“We are optimistic based on filings with the court and oral arguments that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of Facebook and narrowing the interpretation of the ATDS definition,” says Michele Shuster, PACE General Counsel. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision this Spring.