U.S. District Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, who earlier ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's ban on unsolicited faxes is unconstitutional, issued a restraining order preventing the FCC from acting against Fax.com or its clients until the law's legal status is resolved by a higher court.
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Judge Limbaugh also required the FCC to tell Fax.com's clients that no action would be taken pending the decision.
The FCC is appealing Judge Limbaugh's original decision the law is unconstitutional to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.