Twitter Forced to Defend TCPA Lawsuit on Text Messages; Possible Ramifications for SMS Use in Collections

Using reasoning from a controversial Circuit Court decision involving a debt collection agency, a federal judge in California has denied Twitter, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a class action TCPA case that alleges it used an “automated telephone dialing system” to send text messages to cell numbers belonging to consumers that had not consented to receive them. The social media platform had moved to dismiss the potential class action case against it, Nunes v. Twitter. <more>