Christine M. Reilly

Christine M. Reilly

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Illinois Appellate Court Holds Insurer Liable for TCPA Class Action Settlement

Adding to the already fragmented judicial approach to insurance coverage for Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims, an Illinois appellate court has held that an insurance company is responsible for covering a $1.7 million...more

2/7/2014 - Class Action Insurers Settlement TCPA

Calling 7th Circuit: Robocalls And Federal Preemption

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act did not preempt an Indiana state law with more restrictive prohibitions on autodialed calls —...more

1/17/2014

They’re Here: The FCC’s New Regulations Under the TCPA — Now What?

Consumer class actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) are on the rise, with consumers filing several new class actions a week in California alone. Easy to file and requiring little upfront...more

10/25/2013 - FCC Robocalling TCPA Telemarketing Texting Written Consent

The New Written Consent Requirements for Telemarketing Calls under the TCPA Go into Effect on October 16, 2013—Are You Ready?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved and published its amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations in February 2012, imposing additional consent, abandonment, and opt-out requirements for...more

10/9/2013 - Consent FCC Robocalling Spam TCPA Telemarketing Writing Requirement

Hold the Phone: Dramatic Increase in California "Illegal Recording" Class Actions

We have recently observed a dramatic uptick in California consumer class actions alleging that businesses have illegally recorded telephone conversations between consumers and customer service, telemarketing and/or...more

8/13/2013 - Audio Recording Cell Phones Class Action Fourth Amendment Right to Privacy Tape Recordings

Manually Dialed Telephone Calls May Violate TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act regulates the use of auto/predictive dialers, which are used to initiate faxes, prerecorded voice messages, and SMS text messages. But a federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin...more

5/10/2013 - Robocalling TCPA

Commissioner Edith Ramirez Elevated to Chair of Federal Trade Commission

Filling the vacancy left by outgoing chair Jon Leibowitz, President Barack Obama named Edith Ramirez as the next head of the Federal Trade Commission. As a current commissioner, Ramirez, who was first appointed and confirmed...more

3/6/2013 - Barack Obama Edith Ramirez FTC

The Ninth Circuit Amends TCPA Opinion in Meyer v. Portfolio Recovery Associates and Provides Relief to Debt Collection Industry

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has amended a recent decision in which it suggested that prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for telephone calls made to mobile phones for...more

1/23/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Consent Creditors Debt Collectors FCC Preliminary Injunctions TCPA

Are You Prepared for the New TCPA Changes Effective January 14, 2013?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved and published its amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations on telemarketing calls, many of which go into effect in 2013. These updates to the TCPA...more

1/11/2013 - Consent FCC FTC Opt-Outs TCPA Telemarketing

Ninth Circuit Holds That Best Buy's "Dual Purpose" Calls Regarding Its Rewards Program Violates TCPA

October was an active month in the Ninth Circuit for actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In our client alert last week, we discussed the Ninth Circuit's October 12, 2012, decision in Meyer v. Portfolio...more

11/12/2012

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