D.C. appeals court overturns parts of TCPA rule

April 6, 2018


CONTACT: Lauren Williams – CUNA Communications; (202) 626-7642;           

Washington, DC (March 16, 2018) – Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement after the D.C. Court of Appeals overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) definition of an autodialer and vacated the FCC’s reassigned number approach in a lawsuit brought against the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

“Today the D.C. Court of Appeals recognized some of the important concerns CUNA has been raising in our legal advocacy efforts participating in this litigation, as well as in our Petition before the FCC. We appreciate that the court has recognized the arbitrary and capricious nature of FCC interpretations of the TCPA that have been so problematic for credit unions by overturning the definition of an autodialer and vacating the FCC’s reassigned number approach. We have continuously been seeking clarification on both of these issues and will continue to fight for complete clarity for credit unions who are communicating with their members using modern technology.”