• 07.23.18

    First Ringless Voicemail Message TCPA Decision Sides With Plaintiff

    A federal judge in Michigan is the first to declare in a published dispositive opinion that a ringless voicemail message (RVM) is a “call” regulated by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 07.09.18

    FCC’s Record $120M Spoofing Forfeiture Final

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) finalized its proposed $120 million fine against a “neighborhood spoofer” the agency said made more than 96 million calls to sell timeshares and other vacation packages.

  • 07.09.18

    Policy Exclusions Eliminate Coverage for TCPA Lawsuit

    Providing a warning about the limits of insurance coverage, a New York federal court sided with an insurer to hold that two exclusions in a policy precluded coverage for a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.

  • 07.09.18

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Defendants in Ruling on Fax ‘Senders’

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit determined that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., were not the senders of faxes pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), affirming dismissal of the putative class action filed against the defendants.

  • 07.09.18

    Oral Revocation of Consent Insufficient Where Contract Required Writing

    Where a contract required written revocation of consent to be contacted, a consumer’s attempt to orally revoke consent failed, according to an Ohio federal court.

  • 07.09.18

    Jury to Decide Issues of Revocation, California Court Rules

    Multiple accounts and the question of spousal revocation kept a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) action alive in California federal court when the court denied cross motions for summary judgment in the suit.

  • 07.09.18

    Consent Limited by ‘Transactional Context’

    Consent is defined by the “transactional context,” a California federal court explained when recently denying summary judgment in favor of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defendant after it sent texts unrelated to the reason the plaintiff provided his phone number.

  • 07.09.18

    New Bill Seeks to Expand TCPA

    In one of the few efforts to expand the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Democratic lawmakers introduced new legislation that includes changes to the revocation of consent, the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) and more.

  • 07.09.18

    The Second Circuit Weighs In on ACA International

    Coming on the heels of the Third Circuit’s opinion in Dominguez, the Second Circuit issued what amounts to only the second federal appellate-level opinion thus far applying the D.C. Circuit’s important decision in ACA International to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) ...

  • 07.09.18

    District Courts Rule on ATDS Post-ACA International

    Four recent rulings on what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), after the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) interpretation, have produced mixed results, indicating the courts are still working through ...