February 26, 2016
On February 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgment to Voiceshot LLC (“Voiceshot”), dismissing a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuit filed against it. The Court concluded that Voiceshot, a company that offers web-based communication services that subscribers may access and use through a web-based user interface hosted on Voiceshot’s website, is a common carrier for TCPA purposes. The Court went on to conclude that because Voiceshot is a common carrier and did not have a high degree of involvement in the facts at issue, and had never been warned of unlawful activity, it is immune from TCPA liability.
Why is Voiceshot Immune from TCPA Liability?