• 02.27.20

    FTC Puts VoIP Providers on Notice About TSR, FTC Act Violations

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff sent letters to 19 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers, cautioning recipients about “assisting and facilitating” illegal telemarketing or robocalling.

  • 02.27.20

    Supreme Court To Decide Constitutionality of Government-Backed Debt Exception

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the constitutionality of the exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for government-backed debt, namely whether that exception violates the First Amendment and whether a property remedy for a constitutional violation is to remove ...

  • 02.27.20

    California Court Denies Motion To Compel Arbitration

    Denying a motion to compel arbitration in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action, a California federal court rejected the defendants’ argument that the plaintiff agreed to arbitrate when he shared his information on a lead-generation website.

  • 02.27.20

    Court Tips Hat on Damages, Due Process Concerns

    As part of its consideration of the parties’ request for preliminary approval of their settlement agreement of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action, a California federal court signaled that an award of full statutory damages would not survive due process considerations.

  • 02.27.20

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

    The circuit split fueling uncertainty over the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) deepened this week as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, weighed in on the issue.

  • 02.26.20

    The TCPA and Healthcare: Consent, Exemptions and Risk Mitigation

    Informational calls include debt collection calls, appointment reminders, survey calls and payment reminders.

  • 01.30.20

    TCPA Doesn’t Cover Online Fax Services, FCC Rules

    Unsolicited advertisements sent by fax to online fax services are not covered by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled.  

  • 01.30.20

    TRACED Act Becomes Law

    As expected, President Donald Trump signed the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act into law on December 30, 2019.

  • 01.30.20

    TCPA Constitutionality Battle Wages On

    In a Report and Recommendation denying a motion to dismiss violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) provision, a Florida federal court fueled the battle over the TCPA’s constitutionality by agreeing with other federal ...

  • 01.30.20

    Circuit Split Continues: Eleventh Circuit Rejects Expansive ATDS Definition

    Deepening a circuit split, the Eleventh Circuit has weighed in on the hotly debated issue of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and has notably rejected the Ninth Circuit’s Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, decision.



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