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State Attorneys General Work With Telecom Giants To Address Robocalls
Robocalls: everyone receives one or two, but more likely dozens. While some are helpful, most are annoying, and the worst can result in financial fraud.
United States
29 Aug 2019
TCPA Class Action Costs Rack Room Up To $25.97 Million
Rack Room Shoes, Inc. (Rack Room) has agreed to pay up to nearly $26 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA).
United States
12 Aug 2019
FTC And State Law Enforcement Officials Announce Initiative Targeting Illegal Telemarketing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint state-and-federal initiative, "Operation Call It Quits," which targets illegal telemarketing practices that violate the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
United States
10 Jul 2019
TCPA Violations Of Debt Collectors Could Make The Loan Owner Liable
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals majority opinion, reversed the grant of summary by the District Court that a loan owner ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
Recent Rulings Indicate Fifth Amendment May Join Fourth Amendment As Critical Consideration In Courts' Efforts To Apply Constitutional Protections To Smartphones And Other New Technology
The Fourth Amendment right of the people "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects" has been center stage in debates over technology that scarcely could have been imagined at the time it was written.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Federal Court Tosses TCPA Suit Over Hotel Booking Text Messages
A California federal court granted Singapore-based hotel booking firm Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.'s ("Agoda") motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
United States
21 Jan 2019
Five Companies Settle Privacy Case With NY AG Over Apps
The settlements are part of the New York Attorney General's initiative to find and patch security vulnerabilities before user information is compromised.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Shedding Unwanted Pounds And Class Actions: Jenny Craig Settles TCPA Suit For $3 Million
Last month, a Florida district court granted preliminary approval of a $3 million class action settlement brought on behalf of recipients of unwanted Jenny Craig ...
United States
16 Nov 2018
FTC Stops Another Deceptive Work-From–Home Business Coaching Scheme
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently charged two Utah individuals and their telemarketing operation with violating the FTC Act and the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule ...
United States
20 Jun 2018
Mobile Phone Maker Reaches Settlement With FTC Over Deceptive Privacy And Data Security Claims
Mobile phone manufacturer Blue Products, Inc. and its co-owner and President, Samuel Ohev-Zion (collectively, "BLU"), reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") over allegations ...
United States
30 May 2018
ANA Legal & Regulatory Webinar: TCPA Trends And Hot Topics
Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 1:00 pm eastern for a webinar providing an overview of TCPA exposure risks in telemarketing, including the risks for calls and SMS using an ATDS...
United States
26 Apr 2018
TCPA Compliance And Litigation Impacted By ACA
On Friday, March 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its long-awaited ruling in ACA International et al. v. FCC (see attached).
United States
11 Apr 2018
Telemarketing Giant To Pay $250,000 Penalty To FTC
InfoCision, Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based company, agreed last month to pay a $250,000 civil penalty and implement recordkeeping and monitoring practices to settle Federal Trade Commission ...
United States
22 Feb 2018
Ride Sharing App Lyft Hit With TCPA Claim Based On Marketing Partner
Lyft, Inc. was hit with a putative class action under TCPA this month. The plaintiffs allege that Lyft is liable for text messages sent by Jobcase, Inc., Lyft's marketing agency.
United States
23 Nov 2017
SCOTUS Denies Review of Indiana Anti-Robocall Law
The U.S. Supreme Court denied nonprofit Patriotic Veterans, Inc.'s petition for review of Indiana's ban on the use of technology that automatically dials residential phone numbers and plays prerecorded messages,
United States
10 Nov 2017
"Pact" Health App Breaks Pact, Settles With FTC
The Pact app is premised on paying members that complete health-related weekly "pacts" with funds generated by users that fail to do so.
United States
6 Oct 2017
Bebe Stores Settles TCPA Class Action
Last month, women's fashion retailer Bebe Stores, Inc. agreed to settle a proposed class action over purported violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), which alleged that the retailer sent unwanted spam texts through an automatic telephone dialing system.
United States
1 Aug 2017
FTC Submits Comments On Security Support For IoT Devices
The FTC in June submitted comments to the working group convened by the NTIA, which is studying the security of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices and how they interact with consumers.
United States
10 Jul 2017
Second Circuit Provides Businesses With A Powerful Defense To TCPA Revocation Claims
In a watershed ruling for businesses facing the recent onslaught of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims...
United States
26 Jun 2017
Hotels Shake Off Vicarious Liability Claim In TCPA Suit
Plaintiffs attempting to hold hotels vicariously liable for telemarketing calls placed by another company selling timeshares have failed in their efforts.
United States
2 Jun 2017
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