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* Mortgage Bankers Association 
* The National Association of Chain
Drug Stores Inc.
Also, the following nine businesses and
organizations who moved to intervene as
parties to the appellate proceeding because
of the direct affect the TCPA ruling has on
them filed a joint legal brief asserting that
ACA's petition for review and others should
be granted, and the challenged portions of
the TCPA ruling vacated: 
* MRS BPO LLC

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Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC
Diversified Consultants Inc.
Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC
Council of American Survey Research
Organizations
* Marketing Research Association
* National Association of Federal Credit
Unions
* Conifer Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC
* Gerzhom Inc. 
"The wide spectrum of those who
filed amicus briefs proves the breadth of

support for challenging the FCC's vague
and inconsistent interpretation of the
TCPA," said ACA CEO Pat Morris. "The
FCC's TCPA ruling goes directly against
the original meaning and purpose of the
statute. We are grateful for the backing of
other industries in ensuring that lawabiding businesses can contact consumers
with the information they need in the
method they want."
ACA has been vocal in its support of the
FCC crafting reasonable TCPA protections
for consumers aimed at curtailing abusive
telemarketing activities. Unfortunately,
the FCC went well beyond that sensible
mission and chose to impose an outdated,
far-reaching, and punitive regulatory
model on legitimate businesses that use
modern dialing systems to provide their
customers normal, expected and desired
information.
The FCC's responsive brief was filed in
January. ACA and the other petitioners
will have an opportunity to respond to the
FCC's justifications in a brief that will be
due on Feb. 16, 2016. Final briefs must be
filed by Feb. 24, 2016. While not a certainty,
it is anticipated that oral arguments will be
scheduled in this case; if so, they would likely
occur before the end of the D.C. Circuit
Court's 2015-2016 term.
Visit www.acainternational.org/
IAP to read up on the latest news and
updates concerning ACA's efforts to
proactively advance industry interests. The
association's TCPA Resource Center, www.
acainternational.org/tcpa, also features
related news, ACA SearchPoint documents,
legal and regulatory materials, compliance
guidelines and more.
Karen Scheibe Eliason is ACA International's
corporate counsel.

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