On July 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice clarifying its prior guidance regarding the types of COVID-19-related communications that fall within the “emergency purposes” exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in Facebook, Inc v. Duguid, regarding the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
On June 25, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issued a Declaratory Ruling and Order in response to a 2015 petition by Anthem, Inc., a provider of health insurance.
California Assembly Bill 3007, introduced into the California legislature on February 21, 2020, and amended as of May 6, 2020, seeks to amend California Public Utilities Code §§ 2871, 2872, 2873 and 2875.5, relating to telecommunications.
“Americans passionately disagree about many things. But they are largely united in their disdain for robocalls.”
In the latest Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) ruling, a Pennsylvania district court has rejected the theory proposed by two plaintiffs regarding Navient Solutions: a dialing system that uses external databases to store and randomly and sequentially generate number tables to then pass on to ...
On June 25, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the P2P Alliance’s 2018 petition, squarely holding that “if a calling platform is not capable of originating a call or sending a text without a person actively and affirmatively manually dialing each one, that ...
Just a few short months after the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits narrowly interpreted the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), the Second Circuit declined to fall in line, instead adopting the Ninth Circuit’s broad interpretation of an ATDS as set forth in Marks.
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.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent letters to 19 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers, cautioning recipients about “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalling.