• 11.25.19

    Courts Tackle TCPA Constitutionality

    The constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) continues to make headlines, with recent decisions out of Delaware and Massachusetts, as well as a certiorari petition submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • 11.25.19

    Court Tosses Suit, Finds Defendant Didn’t Initiate Texts

    Applying a seven-factor test, a Washington federal court found that the defendant didn’t “make” or “initiate” text messages for purposes of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability.

  • 11.25.19

    New California Law Sets Deadline for SHAKEN/STIR

    One of the many new laws enacted in California at the end of the most recent legislative session included the Consumer Call Protection Act.  

  • 11.25.19

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

    The uncertainty surrounding the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) remains as courts continue to issue differing opinions on the issue.

  • 11.25.19

    Texts Not Solicitations Despite Link to Book for Sale

    A Washington federal court has ruled that text messages inviting recipients to watch a livestream of a candidate’s speech and visit his website did not constitute “telephone solicitations” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), even though the website offered a book ...

  • 10.31.19

    Sounding Out Stakeholders on Soundboard Technology

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for input on a new petition addressing whether soundboard technology violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.31.19

    TCPA Defendant Hit With $267M Judgment

    After a California jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against a debt collector, the court entered judgment in the amount of $267 million in damages for the roughly 534,000 calls.

  • 10.31.19

    Reassigned Numbers Database Plans Pushed Back

    Implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plans for the establishment of a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database has been pushed back until next year.

  • 10.31.19

    Rack Room Racks Up $26M Deal in TCPA Suit

    Continuing the run of multimillion-dollar settlements in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, a Florida federal court granted preliminary approval for a $26 million deal over text messages.

  • 10.31.19

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

    The recent trend of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) continues in full force as courts remain split on the issue.