April 01, 2021

Restaurant Law Center Applauds Supreme Court Decision on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Angelo Amador, executive director of the Restaurant Law Center released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Facebook v. Duguid involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: 

“Restaurants are delighted that the Supreme Court curbed Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation abuse by preserving important provisions that allow essential text communications between restaurants and patrons. In today’s marketplace, restaurant patrons rely on text communications to make their customer experience convenient and safe. This ruling reinforces the distinction between legitimate restaurant communications and unwanted robocalls—reestablishing the proper scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and encouraging legitimate communications with guests while putting the brakes on frivolous suits against restaurants. Ultimately, today’s ruling is a win for common sense.”

The Restaurant Law Center, the Retail Litigation Center, and the National Retail Federation filed an amici curiae brief in this case with co-drafting by Meredith Slawe and Michael McTigue Jr. of Cozen O’Connor—a Restaurant Law Center law firm partner—and Joseph Palmore and Samuel Goldstein of Morrison and Foster LLP. 



The Restaurant Law Center
The Restaurant Law Center (RLC) is an independent public policy organization affiliated with the National Restaurant Association. It was established to enhance the industry’s voice in the judicial system. The RLC works to protect and advance the restaurant industry and promote pro-business laws and regulations that allow restaurants to continue to grow, create jobs and contribute to a robust American economy. Find more information at restaurantlawcenter.org