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Hold the Phone – Debt Collectors Challenge FCC’s Take on TCPA

by Baker Donelson on

Businesses across America are waiting with bated breath for a ruling in ACA International, et al. v. FCC, a case brought by a debt collection industry group challenging the FCC’s order interpreting the Telephone Consumer...more

TCPA Update: FCC Seeks Guidance on Proposed Robocall-Blocking Rule

Under new Chairman Ajit Pai’s leadership, the Federal Communications Commission (the “Commission”) is taking its first steps toward reforming its rules interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). On...more

Deadlines Set for Robocall NPRM

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which aims to develop rules and solutions to reduce the number...more

Mobile Marketing - The Legal Guardrails

by King & Spalding on

Dangerous Regulatory Landscape - ..Federal Law .TCPA .CAN-SPAM .FTC Regulations .FCC Regulations ..State Laws .Consumer Protection Statutes .Commercial Electronic Mail Acts .Privacy Torts... Please...more

TCPA Tracker-May 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Recent News - Class Action Plaintiffs Seek En Banc Review of D.C. Circuit Fax Advertisement Decision - On April 28, 2017, the class action plaintiff petitioners in Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley et.al. v. FCC (No....more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation...more

No Harm, No Foul? FCC Seeks Comment on Direct-to-Voicemail Services and the TCPA

Does a prerecorded message delivered directly to the recipient’s voicemail constitute a “call” subject to the restrictions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is...more

Rite Aid Wins Summary Judgment in TCPA Action Involving Prerecorded, Automated Call for Flu Shot Reminder

In an outright win for pharmacies, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in the attached opinion, granted Rite Aid’s motion for summary judgment in a class action alleging violations of the TCPA....more

TCPA Tracker-Special Update-April 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

RECENT NEWS - FCC Seeks Comment on Direct-to-Voicemail Technology - On April 18, 2017, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition filed by All About the Message, LLC (AATM) regarding its...more

D.C. Circuit Strikes Down FCC Opt-Out Notice Requirement for “Solicited” Fax Ads

Takeaway: The D.C. Circuit recently dismantled a claim commonly asserted under the TCPA’s Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005, by rejecting the FCC’s rule that fax advertisers violate the TCPA by not including compliant “opt-out”...more

TCPA Connect - April 2017

FCC Combats Spoofed Robocalls - As part of an initiative that would enable voice service providers to better protect subscribers from illegal and fraudulent robocalls, the Federal Communications Commission has released a...more

Financial Services Weekly News - April 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Cross River Bank Takes on Colorado in True Lender Action. This past January, the Administrator of Colorado’s Uniform Consumer Credit Code filed a court action against Marlette Funding LLC (Marlette),...more

D.C. Circuit v. FCC – More Pushback to Come?

by Ifrah PLLC on

Over the past several years, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took an expansive view of its rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”). The TCPA bars certain calls, texts and faxes without...more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation...more

D.C. Circuit: TCPA Does Not Empower FCC to Mandate Opt-Out Notices in Solicited Faxes

by Goodwin on

On March 31, 2017, the D.C. Circuit held in Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v. FCC that, based on a plain reading of the TCPA, the FCC does not have the authority to mandate that senders of solicited fax advertisements include...more

DC Circuit Invalidates FCC Fax Rule Effectively Closing the Door to TCPA Class Actions Based on Alleged Violations

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) overstepped its authority in 2006 when it implemented the Solicited Fax Rule, which requires all fax advertisements — even those...more

D.C. Circuit Junks the FCC’s Junk Fax Rule

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has just struck down the FCC’s rule requiring companies to include opt-out notices in solicited faxes, even as to persons who have previously consented to receive them. In Bais Yaakov...more

Untangling the Cord: Seeking Clarity on the TCPA’s Definition of Autodialer

Businesses and other stakeholders continue to grapple with what constitutes an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS or autodialer) as it is defined in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As noted previously,...more

D.C. Circuit Holds that FCC Lacks Authority to Require Opt-Out Notices for Solicited Faxes, Vacates FCC Order

by K&L Gates LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 split decision, has issued an opinion that the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) lacked authority under the Telephone Consumer Protection...more

FCC Cannot Require Opt-Out Notice on "Solicited" Fax Ads, D.C. Circuit Holds

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The FCC's 2006 Solicited Fax Rule is unlawful to the extent that it requires opt-out notices on solicited fax advertisements, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held in a 2-1 ruling....more

D.C. Circuit Strikes FCC’s Rule Requiring Opt-Out Notice on Solicited Faxes

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On March 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requiring that solicited fax advertisements contain a notice on how to opt out of future faxes. Following...more

Just the Fax: DC Circuit Rejects FCC Requirement of Opt-Out Language on Solicited Faxes Under the TCPA

In a March 31, 2017 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit invalidated a 2006 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requiring businesses to include opt-out notices on solicited fax advertisements sent with...more

DC Circuit Strikes Down TCPA Fax Rule

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “DC Circuit”) struck down a Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rule promulgated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more

SPECIAL ALERT: D.C. Circuit Invalidates FCC's Solicited Fax Rule

In a significant victory for TCPA junk fax defendants, a split panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit invalidated the Federal Communication Commission's Solicited Fax Rule. The Solicited Fax...more

D.C. Circuit May Have Finally Killed TCPA Class Actions Over Solicited Faxes Without Opt-Out Notices!

by BakerHostetler on

On Friday, in a split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit entered its long-awaited ruling in Yaakov v. Federal Communications Commission, holding that “the FCC’s 2006 Solicited...more

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