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Duguid v. Facebook, Inc., 17-15320

Struck down as unconstitutional a 2015 amendment to the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act that created a debt-collection exception. The issue arose in a consumer lawsuit alleging that Facebook unlawfully sent text messages using an automated telephone dialing system (to alert users, as a security precaution, when their account was accessed from an unrecognized device). Reversed the dismissal of a proposed class action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/13


  • McKeown


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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