Court stands pat on do not call

February 19, 2004

Federal registry survives telemarketers' legal challenge


Inman News

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today rendered a judgment that allows the federal government to continue operating the National Do Not Call Registry in its current form. The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission operated and enforce the registry, which contains 56 million residential telephone numbers of people who don't want to receive unsolicited business marketing calls.

The Direct Marketing Association, which represents telemarketing companies, had challenged the federal regulations on free-speech grounds. The organization today said it will weigh its options and review the ruling with its legal counsel.

"Regardless of where we go from here, we will follow the law and hold steady to the pledge we made to consumers when the do-not-call list was in legal limbo last fall: Our industry will respect the wishes of consumers who have placed their household telephone numbers on the do-not-call list," said H. Robert Wientzen, CEO of the association.

Copyright: Inman News Features


Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.

North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents. SoftPro is the nation's leading provider of closing and title software, consistently pushing the technological envelope to pioneer the most powerful and comprehensive closing and title automation software on the market. SoftPro's Award-Winning Software combines cutting-edge technology with outstanding support to make your business more productive, efficient and boost your revenue.