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District Court Cites SCOTUS’s Facebook Ruling in Cannabis Dispensary TCPA Lawsuit

It took less than a week for a District Court to cite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Facebook v. Duguid. In Montanez v. Future Vision Brain Bank, a Colorado court mentions the landmark SCOTUS ruling in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against a cannabis dispensary. However, the court did not cite Facebook in order to dismiss the case—at least, not yet.

TCPA Violations: What Constitutes Harm?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed into law in 1991. For perspective, that’s one year before the invention of SMS text messaging. Yet, this thirty-year-old piece of legislation remains the centerpiece of federal telemarketing regulation deep into the smartphone era.