• 11.25.19

    Significant Post-ACA International Developments

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its hotly anticipated decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC.

  • 11.25.19

    Courts Tackle TCPA Constitutionality

    The constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) continues to make headlines, with recent decisions out of Delaware and Massachusetts, as well as a certiorari petition submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • 11.25.19

    Court Tosses Suit, Finds Defendant Didn’t Initiate Texts

    Applying a seven-factor test, a Washington federal court found that the defendant didn’t “make” or “initiate” text messages for purposes of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability.

  • 11.25.19

    New California Law Sets Deadline for SHAKEN/STIR

    One of the many new laws enacted in California at the end of the most recent legislative session included the Consumer Call Protection Act.  

  • 11.25.19

    Manatt’s Continuing Coverage on Significant Post-ACA International Developments

    The uncertainty surrounding the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) remains as courts continue to issue differing opinions on the issue.

  • 11.25.19

    Texts Not Solicitations Despite Link to Book for Sale

    A Washington federal court has ruled that text messages inviting recipients to watch a livestream of a candidate’s speech and visit his website did not constitute “telephone solicitations” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), even though the website offered a book ...

  • 10.31.19

    Sounding Out Stakeholders on Soundboard Technology

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for input on a new petition addressing whether soundboard technology violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.31.19

    TCPA Defendant Hit With $267M Judgment

    After a California jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against a debt collector, the court entered judgment in the amount of $267 million in damages for the roughly 534,000 calls.

  • 10.31.19

    Reassigned Numbers Database Plans Pushed Back

    Implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plans for the establishment of a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database has been pushed back until next year.

  • 10.31.19

    Rack Room Racks Up $26M Deal in TCPA Suit

    Continuing the run of multimillion-dollar settlements in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, a Florida federal court granted preliminary approval for a $26 million deal over text messages.