The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) restricts telephone solicitations and limits the use of automatic dialing systems, prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and faxes. TCPA plaintiffs typically claim that...more
In this issue:
- October 16 is Coming…Is Your Company Ready?
- Are Disclaimers a Dying Breed?
- It Just Got Easier to Do the Right Thing, in Maine at Least
- No Matter Who’s Watching, Some Ads Just...more
Significant regulatory changes are taking effect under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on October 16, 2013, due to a revision of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) TCPA rule. The amended rule will now...more
On October 16, 2013, new rules promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission on June 11, 2012 implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 go into effect regarding the requirements for prior written...more
With the increased use of text messaging and smartphones, many companies have utilized automated texts and “robocalls” as marketing vehicles. This, in turn, has spawned considerable and costly class action litigation under...more
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq. (“TCPA”), prohibits “robo-calls” to cell phones, text messages and “junk” faxes without prior consent. It imposes statutory penalties from $500 to $1,500 per...more
“Natural” False Ad Settlements for $9 Million, $3.2 Million -
Two consumer class actions alleging that “natural” claims were false and deceptive reached settlement deals recently, with Naked Juice agreeing to pay $9...more
In this issue:
- FTC Robocall Challenge Draws Almost 750 Submissions
- Advertising Substantiation Standards: A Brave New World
- Robocall, DNC Violations May Annoy FTC Even More Than the Average Consumer