Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications

Share:

Currently Pending FCC Petitions in TCPA Matters

With the TCPA dockets remaining active going into 2016, we decided to put together a list of notable petitions pending at the FCC. The following list provides details on most petitions that the FCC has yet to rule on,...more

4/27/2016 - Declaratory Rulings FCC Prior Express Consent TCPA Telecommunications Text Messages

What’s My Line? The FCC Seeks Comment on a Petition Seeking a Definition of “Residential Line”

On March 31, 2016, the FCC released a public notice (“Public Notice”) seeking comment on a petition for declaratory ruling filed by Todd C. Bank (“Petition”), an attorney who maintains a home-based law practice. As Bank’s...more

4/11/2016 - Declaratory Rulings FCC Prior Express Consent Public Notice TCPA

Death And Taxes Are Certain; TCPA Claims Are Not

In Hannabury v. Hilton Grand Vacation Co., LLC, No. 14-cv-6126, 2016 WL 1181789 (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2016), the District Court for the Western District of New York held that a named plaintiff’s TCPA claims do not survive his...more

4/5/2016 - Class Action Do Not Call List Hilton TCPA Unsolicited Phone Calls

Tippecanoe and the TCPA, Too, Two

Following up on our March 9 reminder, and just in time for Super Tuesday II, the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued an Enforcement Advisory on March 14 titled, “Biennial Reminder for Political...more

3/21/2016 - Auto-Dialed Calls Enforcement Actions FCC Robocalling TCPA

FCC Releases Order Denying Club Texting’s 2009 Petition on Text Broadcaster Liability Standards

On January 11, 2016, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“Bureau”) acted on a petition filed in 2009, and denied Club Texting, Inc.’s (“Club Texting”) petition for declaratory ruling, which asked the FCC to...more

1/21/2016 - Declaratory Rulings Faxes FCC TCPA Text Messages

FCC Responds In Consolidated Appeal From Its July 2015 Omnibus Ruling

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission filed its response to the arguments of the joint Petitioners in the consolidated appeal from its July 10, 2015 Omnibus Ruling. The Commission’s brief...more

1/19/2016 - ATDS Consent FCC First Amendment HIPAA Revocation Rite Aid Statutory Authority TCPA

National Grid’s Limited Waiver of Caller Identification Requirements Granted by the FCC

The FCC continues to dispose of pending petitions or requests for waiver of its TCPA rules. One slightly unusual request was the petition filed last February by National Grid USA, Inc. (“National Grid”) requesting a limited...more

11/25/2015 - Communications Act of 1934 Declaratory Judgments Do Not Call List FCC Ficticious Business Name Subsidiaries TCPA Waivers

FCC Issues Citations To Lyft And First National Bank Due To Alleged TCPA Violations

On September 11, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued two similar citations highlighting telemarketing practices by Lyft, Inc. and the First National Bank (FNB). These Citations stated that each entity had violated the TCPA by...more

9/22/2015 - Citations FCC First National Lyft PayPal Prior Express Consent TCPA Telemarketing Text Messages

A Busy Summer at the FCC: The Commission Releases Its Fax Waiver Order

On August 28, 2015, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“Bureau”), on authority delegated from the Federal Communications Commission, released an Order (“August 28 Order”) granting 117 petitions seeking a...more

8/31/2015 - Faxes FCC Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent Retroactive Waiver Separation of Powers TCPA Unsolicited Faxes

What You Need to Know About the FCC’s July 10th Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

A sharply divided FCC late Friday issued its anticipated TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order (the “Declaratory Ruling”). This document sets forth a range of new statutory and policy pronouncements that have broad implications...more

7/14/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Call Blocking Declaratory Rulings FCC Financial Products Healthcare Prior Express Consent Revocation Robocalling TCPA Text Messages

Internet Association Asks FCC To Distinguish Internet Platforms From Their Users For TCPA Purposes

In June, the Internet Association (“IA”)—which represents Internet giants such as eBay, Facebook, Google, Amazon, LinkedIn and Twitter, among others—suggested that the FCC clarify that Internet companies which “facilitate...more

7/13/2015 - Amazon Communications Decency Act eBay Facebook FCC Google Reddit Search Engines Social Networks TCPA Text Messages Trade Associations Twitter

FCC’s Enforcement Bureau Commends PayPal for Modifying its User Agreement

We previously advised that the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, in an unusual move, on June 11 published a letter it sent to PayPal warning that PayPal’s proposed changes to its User Agreement that contained robocall contact...more

7/7/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Debt Collection Dispute Resolution Enforcement Actions FCC PayPal Polling Prior Express Consent TCPA Text Messages User Agreements

FCC Warns that Unilateral PayPal User Agreement Changes May Violate the TCPA

In advance of the FCC’s highly anticipated June 18 meeting, during which it is likely to vote on an omnibus order disposing of a wide range of pending petitions for declaratory ruling, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau took an...more

6/18/2015 - Attorney Generals Auto-Dialed Calls Consent eBay FCC Opt-Outs PayPal Popular Prior Express Consent TCPA Unilateral Modification User Agreements

FCC Chairman Proposes to Clarify TCPA Rules at June Meeting

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a fact sheet and issued a blog post this week announcing that he had circulated a proposed order that would rule on the numerous petitions that companies have filed with the FCC seeking...more

6/1/2015 - ATDS FCC TCPA

This Changes Everything: The FCC Open Internet Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order

I. Not Your Father’s Broadband - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 12, 2015, released a new template for future regulation of a basket of mass market retail services it has named “broadband Internet...more

4/16/2015 - Broadband FCC Mobile Broadband Services Open Internet Rules Telecommunications

What’s the Purpose of the Emergency Purpose Statutory Exemption?

As we’ve noted in the past, there are a number of TPCA petitions for declaratory ruling or requests for interpretation of the TCPA statute or FCC rules on a range of issues relating to the definition of an autodialer, seeking...more

4/13/2015 - Emergency Alerts FCC Mobile Devices Prior Express Consent TCPA Wireless Devices

FCC Proposes to Regulate Internet-Based Video Programmers

With the expansion of “over-the-top” (OTT) video programming options such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Roku and Apple TV, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking a fresh look at its definition of a multi-channel...more

2/5/2015 - Amazon FCC Internet Streaming MVPD Netflix Regulatory Agenda Roku Video Recordings

Communications Network Transitions and Next Generation 911: What You Need to Know About the FCC’s Proposed New Federal Framework

As part of its unrealized effort to bring policy coherence to the migration of traditional switch-based telephone networks towards all IP-based architectures, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently commenced a...more

1/27/2015 - 911 Calls FCC Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Rulemaking Process Telecommunications

Pending TCPA Petitions (Grouped by Primary Subject Matter)

As 2015 begins, we thought that providing a roundup of and the links to pending FCC TCPA petitions might be useful. The list includes most pending petitions filed since the FCC’s revised TCPA rules came into effect, with the...more

1/9/2015 - Amended Regulation American Bankers Association Direct Marketing Association FCC Prior Express Consent TCPA United Healthcare Insurance Co.

The FCC’s Clarification of its Blast Fax Rules to “Solicited” Fax Ads under Siege

In an attempt to clear out the backlog of numerous pending petitions addressing how the FCC’s “Blast Fax” rules apply to consensual fax advertisement transmissions, the agency on October 30, 2014 issued an Order addressing...more

11/19/2014 - Advertising Faxes FCC Opt-Outs Prior Express Consent Unsolicited Faxes

Political Campaigns: Consider Yourself Warned

If you had not noticed, the fall election campaign season is in full swing. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau certainly has noticed, and reacted by releasing an unusual “Enforcement Advisory” this week, reminding campaigns and...more

10/24/2014 - Cell Phones Enforcement FCC Political Campaigns Robocalling TCPA

Quasi-Broadcasting and Copyright – End of an Aereo?

In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on June 25, 2014, issued an opinion that ruled that web-based TV streaming service Aereo violated copyright law by providing a service substantially similar to cable...more

7/8/2014 - ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Streaming Popular SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Eleventh Circuit Rejects “Intended Recipient” Interpretation of TCPA’s “Called Party” Language

The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that the TCPA’s prohibition on prerecorded calling applies to wireless numbers that have been reassigned from a consenting subscriber to a new, presumably nonconsenting one, regardless of...more

6/16/2014 - FCC Robocalling TCPA Wells Fargo

TCPA Petitions Keep Pouring Into the FCC

As previously covered in other TCPA blog posts, the FCC maintains a range of TCPA rules addressing certain key elements of telemarketing and even non-telemarketing call activities that can implicate routine interactions...more

3/10/2014 - FCC TCPA

24 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×