• 09.22.15

    Does the TCPA Cover efaxes? FCC Says Yes

    In a new declaratory ruling, the Federal Communications Commission stated that efaxes fall under the purview of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

  • 08.21.15

    New Bill Would Create Criminal Penalties for TCPA Violations

    Could telemarketers be facing jail time for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

  • 07.20.15

    FCC Issues Long Awaited TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order

    On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (Ruling) addressing 21 petitions filed with the agency by various companies and trade associations seeking relief or clarification regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ...

  • 06.19.15

    SPECIAL FOCUS: FCC Adopts Significant Changes to TCPA Rules

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to revise the Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules passed by a 3-2 vote during yesterday’s Open Commission Meeting.

  • 05.28.15

    FCC Chairman Issues Proposal to Address Open TCPA Petitions

    On May 27, 2015, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated a proposal to his fellow commissioners seeking to address the backlog of petitions concerning the TCPA currently awaiting disposition.

  • 05.20.15

    Court Orders $22M Payment in TCPA Fax Suit

    A federal court judge in New Jersey recently held that a defendant could be directly liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for fax ads that it did not send.

  • 04.15.15

    User Choice to Send Solicitations Refutes ATDS Allegations

    Following a growing precedent in the California federal district courts, a judge recently concluded that a defendant in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case did not impermissibly use an automated telephone dialing system (ATDS) because human intervention was involved.

  • 03.18.15

    California TCPA Suit Moves Forward

    A putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by Bebe Stores will move forward after a California federal court judge denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.

  • 02.17.15

    TCPA Suit on Hold Pending FCC Petitions

    A federal court judge has stayed a class action pending a decision by the Federal Communications Commission on the issue of whether the agency overstepped its bounds by issuing regulations stating that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires solicited fax advertisements to include opt-out ...

  • 01.21.15

    Dish Could Face Billions in TCPA Liability

    Dish Network is liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act not only for telemarketing calls made by the company, but for those a call center and other third parties made on its behalf, a federal court judge in Illinois has ruled.



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