Melanie Barnes

Melanie Barnes

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Missouri Attorney General Files Telemarketing Actions Against Charter Communications, Inc. and Farmers Insurance; Resolves Action...

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office recently filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Missouri against Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”), a cable, internet, and telephone company. The complaint alleges...more

10/23/2015 - Attorney Generals Charter Communications Do Not Call List Enforcement Actions Farmers Insurance TCPA Telemarketing Sales Rule

District Court Dismisses TCPA Claims Based on Good Faith Defense

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina recently adopted a magistrate judge’s recommendation that summary judgment be entered in favor of a defendant because it had a good faith belief that it had...more

10/9/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Good Faith Prior Express Consent Summary Judgment TCPA Time Warner

California District Court Compels Arbitration of TCPA Claim

The Eastern District of California recently compelled arbitration of a TCPA claim based on the broad language of the plaintiff’s arbitration agreement. See Delgado v. Progress Financial Company, No. 14-0033, 2014 WL 1756282...more

5/19/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Electronic Communications Loan Agreements TCPA

Another Court Holds That Definition of Automatic Telephone Dialing System Focuses on Present Rather Than Potential “Capacity”

As we have previously discussed, two recent decisions narrowly interpreted the term automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”), the definition of which will determine the fate of many TCPA claims....more

4/2/2014 - ATDS Robocalling TCPA

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