• 03.31.22

    Federal Agencies Maintain Focus on Robocalls

    Both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have continued their push to crack down on robocalls in recent weeks, with cease and desist letters, a proposed record-setting fine, and a warning to comply with investigations or face a lawsuit.

  • 02.17.22

    FTC and DOJ Reach Settlement Banning Background Search Website From Negative Option Marketing

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice reached a settlement with MyLife.com, Inc., an online seller of consumer background reports, which bans MyLife from engaging in deceptive negative option marketing and includes judgments totaling $33.9 million against MyLife and its CEO.

  • 12.21.21

    Renewing Compliance With Automatic Renewal Laws

    As the use of automatic renewal subscriptions continues to increase, four states have recently contributed to the regulatory landscape.

  • 12.17.21

    Reassigned Number Database Up and Running

    It’s official: The Federal Communications Commission’s reassigned number database, which will hopefully minimize claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, is up and running after several years in the making.

  • 12.17.21

    NY State, Federal Legislation Targets Spoofing

    In legislative news, New York enacted two new telemarketing-related laws while Congress is considering a measure that would double the penalties for illegal caller ID spoofing.

  • 12.17.21

    FTC Reports on National DNC Registry

    The Federal Trade Commission reported on the National Do Not Call Registry statistics for Fiscal Year 2021, along with data on consumer complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls.  

  • 11.30.21

    California Court Rejects Vicarious Liability Claims

    Claims of vicarious liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) failed in California federal court after the plaintiff was unable to demonstrate that the defendants had provided the caller with authority to violate the statute.

  • 11.30.21

    ATDS Sufficiently Alleged, Illinois Court Says

    The use of a “STOP” notification in a text message—as well as a dedicated 1-833 toll-free number and the generic nature of the message—may indicate the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), an Illinois federal court recently held.

  • 11.30.21

    CEO Evades Personal Liability in TCPA Suit

    A New Jersey federal court has refused to hold the CEO of companies also named as defendants in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit personally liable.

  • 10.27.21

    Post-Barr, Sixth Circuit Says Debt Collectors Can Be Liable

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit ruled that the U.S. Constitution displaced the government-backed debt exception from the start.



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