Gross: Lawyerless TCPA Plaintiff May Have Just Ruined Facebook For Everyone

We’ve been comprehensively covering the seesaw application of Facebook at the district court level, so I can confidently state that this is the worst post-Facebook ATDS ruling yet.

On July 8, 2021, a court in California held that Facebook is essentially irrelevant at the pleadings stage. Here’s the language:

The newly clarified definition of an ATDS is more relevant to a summary judgment motion than at the pleading stage.

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