Joshua Threadcraft

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FCC Seeks Comment On What Constitutes “Capacity” As The Term Is Used In The TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act defines the phrase Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) as equipment that has the capacity: (A) to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or...more

11/25/2013 - FCC Robocalling Spam TCPA Telemarketing

Florida District Court Holds Whether Subscriber Or Person Who Answers Call Possesses TCPA Claim Depends On Circumstances

Cellco Partners v. Plaza Resorts, Inc., No. 12-81238-CIV, 2013 WL 5436553 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 27, 2013) - Plaintiff Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless filed a TCPA claim alleging millions of calls were placed to...more

11/1/2013 - Cell Phones FCC TCPA Telemarketing

TCPA Filings Increase 65 Percent Year-To-Date

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has increasingly become a target for consumers and their attorneys for suits aimed at collection agencies. TCPA suits in August rose 15.4 percent from July and 72 percent compared...more

10/28/2013 - Collection Agencies FCC TCPA

FCC Rule Requiring Prior Express Written Consent For Telemarketers Goes Into Effect Today

The new FCC rule requiring prior express written consent for all: (1) Autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers; and (2) Prerecorded telemarketing calls to residential lines takes effect today. The...more

10/17/2013 - FCC Spam Telemarketing Written Consent

Massachusetts District Court Dismisses TCPA Claim, Holding Fax Simply Provided Information About Services Already Available

Physicians HealthSource, Inc. v. Multiplan Services, Corp., No. 12-11693-GAO, 2013 WL 2599134 (D. Mass. Sept. 18, 2013) According to the Complaint, Plaintiff did not give Defendant permission to send it faxes. The TCPA...more

10/11/2013 - Advertising FCC Motion to Dismiss TCPA Unsolicited Faxes

Pennsylvania District Court Holds Debt Collection Calls Not Covered By TCPA

Roy v. Dell Fin. Services, LLC, No. 3:13-cv-738, 2013 WL 3678551 (M.D. Pa. July 12, 2013) - Plaintiff, who purchased computers and did not pay debt owed, filed suit against Defendant alleging that Defendant called him...more

9/23/2013 - Debt Collection FCC Robocalling TCPA Telemarketing

Illinois District Court Rejects Attempt To Dismiss TCPA Claims Asserting Calls Were Guise Of Political Survey

Plaintiffs filed suit alleging Defendants made or caused unsolicited calls to their cell phones in violation of the TCPA while acting under the guise of conducting a political survey to get their foot in the door to sell...more

2/26/2013 - Cell Phones FCC Motion to Dismiss TCPA Unsolicited Phone Calls

Alabama District Court Grants Pharmacy’s Motion To Dismiss, Holding Plaintiff’s Claim Barred Because She Provided Her Cell Phone...

After dropping off a prescription with Defendant, Plaintiff was asked for several pieces of information, including her cell phone number. According to Defendant, the number was needed “in case there were any questions that...more

1/2/2013 - Consent FCC Pharmacies TCPA Texting

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