Anti-robocall law survives First Amendment challenge by Time Warner

(Reuters) – In 2015, Congress amended the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to protect private contractors working to collect debts owed to the government. Under the amended law, you’re not liable for using an automated system to place calls or send texts to cellphones if you’re trying, for instance, to get recipients of government-backed student loans to pay up. But if you’re, say, Time Warner trying to collect overdue cable bills via the same automated system, you could be on the hook for millions of dollars in a TCPA class action.