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Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez is the head of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Miami office and a shareholder in the litigation section. Samantha Southall is a shareholder in the firm's litigation section in Philadelphia. Samantha L. Southall(left) and Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez(right) shareholders wtih Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

For the second time in the past few months, businesses in the Southeast have received some good news in their fight against expensive nuisance lawsuits arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA).

In the second landmark decision about the TCPA to come down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit within the span of five months, the court held that calls placed without the use of a phone system that dialed randomly or sequentially generated phone numbers to reach the recipient (or required human intervention to place the call) do not meet the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” and, therefore, are not covered by the TCPA.

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