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Appealing News Regarding the TCPA

On Friday, July 24, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an Order consolidating in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals three timely petitions for review of a July 10, 2015 Declaratory Ruling and...more

7/28/2015 - Amicus Briefs Appeals Auto-Dialed Calls Declaratory Rulings FCC Mobile Devices Notice and Comment PACE Reassigned Phone Numbers Robocalling Rulemaking Process SiriusXM Smartphones Standard of Review TCPA Wireless Devices

FCC Issues Omnibus Ruling on Host of Issues Affecting TCPA Litigation and Compliance

On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its long awaited TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order, which resolved 21 petitions involving a wide variety of issues regarding the...more

7/14/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Class Action Declaratory Rulings FCC Judicial Review Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent Revocation Robocalling TCPA Telemarketing Text Messages Written Consent

FCC Finally Acts to Clarify Ambiguities in the TCPA

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once again demonstrated to businesses the wisdom of that old adage, “be careful what you ask for.” The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from...more

6/22/2015 - Advertising Auto-Dialed Calls Class Action FCC Marketing Robocalling TCPA Texting

California State Court Makes Short Shrift of TCPA Case Alleging Unlawful Use of an Autodialer

Complying with the TCPA just keeps getting more and more challenging, even as the risk of noncompliance continues to rise; but, FCC, take note: if you don’t provide unambiguous guidance soon regarding what constitutes an...more

10/29/2013 - Compliance FCC Robocalling Spam TCPA

Arbitrating TCPA Claims: Perhaps the Next Big Thing

A recent decision in California should put a smile on the faces of those who routinely include mandatory arbitration clauses in their commercial contracts with customers, and should put an idea into the minds of those who...more

6/28/2013 - Arbitration Cell Phones Citibank Class Action Federal Arbitration Act TCPA

In the Continuing Saga of the TCPA: Good News, Bad News From a Court in Miami

In a recently released decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, et al., Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr., granted in part and denied in part cross motions for...more

5/22/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Debt Collection FCC Summary Judgment TCPA

Under Construction and Open for Business: New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Set to Open March 26

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is rushing headlong in its efforts to bring the world a massive expansion in the number of new gTLDs (the part of an Internet address that follows the dot, such...more

3/28/2013 - Brand gTLD ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

It’s a BRAND New World: Update on ICANN’s Expanded gTLD Program

You have likely heard by now that the Internet is about to get substantially bigger and more complex, with potentially treacherous consequences for brand owners. This past fall, we wrote a chapter covering this issue in...more

2/5/2013 - Brand Cybersquatting Domain Names gTLD ICANN Internet Misbranding Trademark Clearinghouse Trademark Holders Trademarks

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