Interpreting the Supreme Court’s ruling in severing the government-backed debt exception from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a federal court in Delaware held that a debt collector could be liable under the statute for claims that arose prior to the Court’s decision.
Adopting a broad definition of a common carrier, a West Virginia federal court declined to grant a motion to dismiss from several voice service providers in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action lawsuit.
Uncertainty about whether a plaintiff’s phone number was used for business or residential purposes put an end to his attempt to lead a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action, according to a federal magistrate judge in Oregon.
Finding that a defendant failed to carry the burden to establish federal subject matter jurisdiction as the removing party, a U.S. district court in Florida granted a TCPA plaintiff’s motion to remand her suit to state court.
A California federal court signed off on a $1 million settlement agreement, putting an end to a class action filed against Adobe over calls that allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and yielding $2,000 payments for class members.
The recently added requirement of prior express written consent to exceed the cap on the number of non-telemarketing, prerecorded calls to customers should be reconsidered and removed, an industry group urged the FCC in a new filing.
In 2019, Congress passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act—or TRACED Act—with the goal of complementing the now decades-old TCPA to stem the tide of so-called illegal robocalls.
On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Facebook v. Duguid, resolving a long-standing circuit split on the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The Seventh Circuit refused to revive a TCPA action against Regions Bank, ruling that the district court properly granted summary judgment in the bank’s favor.
The federal government has waded into a debate on the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, an issue being litigated in the wake of the Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants decision by the Supreme Court last year.