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The Third Circuit Holds That A TCPA Violation Alone Is Sufficient To Establish Standing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that allegations that a customer received a single, unauthorized prerecorded sales voice mail on her cell phone in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Final Rule on Arbitration Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its final rule regulating arbitration provisions in contracts between certain financial service providers in the core consumer financial markets of lending money, storing...more

7/14/2017

Second Circuit Holds Consumers Cannot Revoke Consent Given as Consideration in Bilateral Contract in TCPA Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a consumer who agrees to be contacted via telephone call or text messages as bargained-for consideration in a bilateral contract cannot subsequently revoke his or her...more

Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiffs' Tactic for Appealing Class Certification Denials

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous 8-0 opinion in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and holding that federal courts lack jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 to hear the...more

FCC Changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Take Effect October 16

Effective October 16, 2013, there will be significant changes to the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Of particular...more

10/9/2013  /  FCC , Robocalling , Spam , TCPA , Telemarketing

Litigation Alert: Seventh Circuit Provides an Assist to Internet Content Providers in Pippen v. NBCUniversal

On August 21, 2013, the Seventh Circuit in Pippen v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC, et al. (Case No. 12-3294) affirmed the Northern District of Illinois’ dismissal of Scottie Pippen’s defamation lawsuit against a number of media...more

8/29/2013  /  Actual Malice , Athletes , Defamation , NBA , NBC
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