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FCC Seeks to Address Critical TCPA Issues after D.C. Circuit Loss

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is reconsidering its approach to key Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) issues following the D.C. Circuit overturning portions of the 2015 Omnibus TCPA Order. Although...more

Special Alert: FCC Notice on ACA International

As we previously reported, the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in ACA International v. FCC just a few months ago, setting aside the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) overly expansive definition of...more

FCC Invites Comment Regarding Definition of “Called Party” within the TCPA

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

As we reported here last week, the FCC is seeking comment on a number of key issues that were addressed in ACA Int’l. One of these key issues is the definition of the term “called party,” which has the potential to completely...more

FCC Turns to ATDS, Other TCPA Issues Following D.C. Circuit Decision

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On May 14, 2018, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a number of issues regarding the proper interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in light of the recent decision by the D.C. Circuit...more

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

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

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...more

FCC seeking comments on TCPA issues in light of D. C. Circuit ACA International decision

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The FCC has issued a notice announcing that it is seeking comments on several TCPA issues following the D. C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC.  Comments are due by June 13, 2018 and reply comments are due by...more

FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA in Wake of ACA International Decision

by Burr & Forman on

On May 14, 2018, in the wake of the landmark decision ACA International v. FCC, 855 F.3d 687 (D.C. Cir. 2018), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a myriad of topics...more

FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record

by Hogan Lovells on

Now that the dust has settled from the D.C. Circuit’s highly anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to the drawing board...more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker May 2018

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

PSA: FCC Seeks Comment on Reassigned Number Databases and the Creation of a TCPA Safe Harbor

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As we reported last month, on the heels of the D.C. Circuit’s ruling in ACA Int’l v. FCC, the D.C. Circuit has created a tabula rasa for the FCC’s treatment of reassigned numbers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...more

Press “1” for More Scrutiny: Congress Shows Keen Focus on Robocall Issues

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Just over a month after the D.C. Circuit struck down large portions of the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), several developments on Capitol Hill last week suggest that...more

Monthly TCPA Digest - April 2018

by Mintz Levin on

We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This month’s issue examines a recent Illinois federal court ruling...more

TCPA Update: Impact of D.C. Circuit's Ruling on 2015 FCC Order

by Baker Donelson on

After hearing the oral argument in the case of ACA International v. FCC in October 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit finally issued its long-awaited and lengthy ruling on March 16, 2018, addressing the...more

D.C. Circuit Rejects FCC’s Interpretation of Automatic Telephone Dialing System Under TCPA

As retailers continue to be sued for alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), a long-awaited ruling by the D.C. Circuit on the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (“2015 Order”) may provide...more

D.C. Circuit Rolls Back the FCC’s Expansive Order Targeting Telephone Marketing

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit handed down a unanimous decision rejecting two core components of a 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (the “FCC Order”) issued by the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) that...more

FCC Wants More Input on Reassigned Numbers

What should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do about reassigned numbers in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) context? Everyone wants to know, but there are no clear answers yet....more

D.C. Circuit Delivers Mixed Results in Review of FCC's 2015 TCPA Order

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

This Alert at a Glance - The D.C. Circuit's opinion is a generally positive development for businesses as it rejects two of the most concerning aspects of the 2015 Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Order—the broad...more

DC Circuit Court Rejects FCC’s Expansive Definition of ATDS in Long-Awaited TCPA Decision

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 16, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released its much anticipated ruling in ACA International, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission rejecting the expansive definition of...more

Frequently asked questions about the DC Circuit’s ACA International decision

Here are answers to many of the Frequently Asked Questions arising from the DC Circuit’s decision in ACA International. TCPA R.I.P.? - No. The DC Circuit struck down two of the FCC’s most controversial rules—the...more

DC Circuit Offers Companies Measure of Relief from FCC’s 2015 Omnibus TCPA Ruling

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The D.C. Circuit has handed down its long-anticipated ruling in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, and in doing so invalidated key aspects of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Omnibus...more

Back to the Statute: D.C. Circuit Levels the TCPA Playing Field

by Jones Day on

In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has set aside the Federal Communications Commission's 2015 Declaratory Ruling, which broadly interpreted the Telephone Consumer...more

D.C. Circuit Reins in FCC’s Overbroad TCPA Interpretations

by Murtha Cullina on

On March 16, a year and a half after hearing oral argument, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long-awaited decision overturning two of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) far-reaching interpretations of the...more

SPEAK UP - FCC invites comment on proposed rules governing calls to reassigned cell phone numbers and attendant TCPA liability

On March 22, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and is seeking comments on the intractable problem of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability...more

D.C. Circuit Rejects FCC’s TCPA Interpretation

On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited opinion on the FCC’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (“2015 Order”) interpreting various sections of the Telephone Consumer Collection Practices Act (“TCPA”). Of...more

D.C. Circuit Calls 2015 FCC TCPA Autodialer Decision “Utterly Unreasonable”; Strikes Down Reassigned Numbers Framework

by Hogan Lovells on

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, a case involving multiple petitions for review of the Federal Communications...more

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