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Another Strike Out? Tampa Bay Rays “Hit” With TCPA Class Action Over Text Campaign

Not only did the Tampa Bay Rays start this season with the worst record in the majors (1-8), they are also striking out in TCPAland. Yesterday, a class action was filed against the baseball team in the Middle District of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Silence is Golden: FCC’s Decision Not to Address Cunningham-Moskowitz Petition in TCPA Public Notice Speaks Volumes

Sometimes its what’s missing that says the most. The FCC’s Public Notice respecting the scope and architecture of the TCPA is notable for numerous reasons, as my Washington D.C. colleagues just explained yesterday. Facially…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Supreme Court Opens Door to Legalized Sports Betting

On May 14, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that effectively prohibited states from legalizing sports betting. The Court’s decision breaks Nevada’s monopoly on sports betting and will empower state…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law

FCC Chairman Gives Industry SHAKEN/STIR Solution “License to Kill” Spoofed Robocalls

In a Press Release earlier this week, FCC Chairman Pai gave his blessing to a report of the North American Numbering Council on “SHAKEN/STIR”, an industry-developed set of protocols and operational procedures for the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Where to Next? ACA International Decision Prompts FCC Request for Comment on Interpretation and Implementation of the TCPA

Comment Date: June 13, 2018 - Reply Comment Date: June 28, 2018 - As we told you in this week’s flash breaking news, less than a week after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its mandate following the ACA Int’l v…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Government Contracting

Time for Clarity: Two Courts Reach Opposite Conclusions on the Viability of the FCC’s Predictive Dialer Rulings on the Same Day Because TCPAland

Herrick v. GoDaddy – ORDER Granting D MSJ 5.14.18 - As we reported yesterday May 15, 2018, a court in the Southern District of Florida just held that the FCC’s 2003 and 2008 predictive dialer rulings survived their brush…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Your TCPA Settlements Can’t and Won’t Be Used Against You in a Court of Law (Probably)

TCPA Plaintiffs often utilize overly broad discovery demands in an effort to bludgeon a caller into settling an otherwise meritless case. One of the most common tactics is serving boilerplate demands seeking a Defendant’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

A New Day for Predictive Dialer TCPA Cases?: First Court Holds That FCC Predictive Dialer Rulings Survive ACA Int’l

As soon as ACA Int’l was handed down, the debate began. Are predictive dialers still covered by the TCPA following ACA Int’l’s reversal of the FCC’s ATDS formulation or is the statute’s narrow definition now the law of the land?…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

BREAKING: FCC Seeks Comment on Scope of TCPA Following ACA Int’l

Well that didn’t take long. With the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal issuing its mandate following the ACA Int’l ruling last week, the ball was back in the FCC’s courts to address the architecture and reach of the TCPA…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

School’s out for the summer – Unpaid Internships, New Criteria for Employers

Unpaid internships are controversial. Proponents argue that they provide valuable opportunities for students to learn about an industry and for companies to scout up-and-coming talent, while critics contend the practice is an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Transfer Taxes and the Tax Act: An Overview and Three Possible Responses

Individuals and businesses continue to evaluate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act” or “Act”) and, in particular, the specific effects on personal and business tax planning. Our clients are asking us daily how they…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

2018 is a Unique Year for Taxes

You may be happy that a refund is coming, or you may be steamed at the amount of taxes you had to pay. Regardless, the experience you had for the 2017 tax season likely will be significantly different from the 2018 tax season…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Recent Developments Toward A Fiduciary Standard For Brokers

Much has happened since we last reported on the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. The compliance deadline was extended 18 months to July 1, 2019. A federal appellate court vacated the Fiduciary Rule in its entirety. The U.S…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

The Trump Scorecard Revisited

In this installment, we depart slightly from the scorekeeping used in past editions. We aren’t alone; for the most part, the mainstream media has largely abandoned the scorecard approach to measuring the Trump presidency after…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Plaintiff’s TCPA Joyride Comes to a Swift End: Court Tosses Putative Text Message Class Action After Finding Plaintiff Consented by Texting “Joyride” to Opt In

TCPALand is filled with people trying to game the system, especially when it comes to text message TCPA cases. You’ve got the classic opt-out evader, as we just saw in the Edible Arrangements case. But sometimes, the play…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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