Huge Text Platform Earns Important TCPA Summary Judgment Ruling

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Twilio—the seemingly ubiquitous supplier of mass text aggregation services—has just earned a profoundly-important summary judgment ruling determining that its services do not qualify as an ATDS under the TCPA. While Twilio has been fighting for years to extract itself from TCPA cases by arguing that it cannot be held liable for texts sent by its customers using its platform, this latest ruling may be even better for it (and its customers) given the substantive nature of the ruling.

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