• 11.08.18

    California Now Requires Female Directors on Public Company Boards

    In a groundbreaking move to bring gender diversity to the boardroom, on Sept. 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 826 (SB 826), which amends the California Corporations Code to require public companies headquartered in California to have a minimum number of female ...

  • 10.04.18

    TCPA Class Decertified Based on Supreme Court’s Anti-Stacking Ruling

    A federal district judge in the Northern District of Illinois (NDIL) decertified the class in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against Cirque du Soleil, relying on the recent Supreme Court decision in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh.

  • 10.04.18

    Rare Article III Standing Ruling in Defendant’s Favor in TCPA Case

    As our readers know, many federal courts have found standing and have refused to dismiss Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases under the principles announced in Spokeo v. Robins.

  • 10.04.18

    Contractual Consent Cannot Be Unilaterally Revoked, Connecticut Federal Court Holds

    According to a federal judge in the District of Connecticut, contractual consent cannot be unilaterally revoked in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.

  • 10.04.18

    Court Holds Olive Garden Not Liable for ‘Never-Ending’ Faxes

    In August 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit dismissed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) action after finding that the defendant was not the “sender” of the fax at issue.

  • 10.04.18

    Pet Insurance Call Was an Ad Under the TCPA

    A call promoting pet insurance made to a recent kitten adopter constituted an “advertisement” pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), an Illinois federal court has ruled.

  • 10.04.18

    CEO on the Hook for TCPA Liability

    Demonstrating a costly lesson in personal liability for corporate executives, an Illinois federal court found a corporate officer to be on the hook for millions of dollars of damages pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.04.18

    Individual Issues Resulting From Oral Consent Ends Certification Effort

    Where the defendant in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case told a judge in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania that consent to receive faxed ads was provided orally, individual issues will predominate and preclude class certification, the court ruled.

  • 10.04.18

    He Said, She Said: Struggles With Couple’s TCPA Consent Issues

    Although a federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio found that a husband provided consent for his wife to be contacted on her cellphone, the judge also rejected the idea that the plaintiff contractually waived his right to revoke consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), ...

  • 10.04.18

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

    As we have previously reported, the recent ACA International decision from the D.C. Circuit changed the face of litigation in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) world by striking down the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 2015 automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) ...



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