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Bad News for Sixth Circuit Creditors as Court Adopts Expansive Definition of Autodialer with Supreme Court Review Pending

The Sixth Circuit has weighed in on an issue with the power to change the course of TCPA litigation nationwide: What constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system, more commonly known as an autodialer? Since the FCC’s...more

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Sixth Circuit widens circuit split over TCPA autodialer definition

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In Allan v. Pa. Higher Educ. Assistance Agency, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) statutory definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”)...more

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“Anything Goes” – Federal Circuit Says PTAB Can Use Any Means to Knock Out Substitute Claims (Uniloc v. Hulu: Part 2)

Yesterday we discussed the Federal Circuit’s decision in Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Hulu, LLC confirming the Board’s authority to review contingent substitute claims after the original claims have been held invalid by a federal...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

D.C. Circuit Ends FERC’s Use of Tolling Orders to Delay Judicial Review, Leaves More Questions than Answers

On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”), sitting en banc, upended decades of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the “Commission”) practice. Allegheny...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

9th Circuit Panel Holds Express Consent Does Not Offer Protection Under the TCPA When Unintended Person Receives the Call

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that express consent from the intended recipient of a call does not exempt a caller from liability under the TCPA when the incorrect person receives the call at...more

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FCC Addresses TCPA ATDS Definition in Win for P2P Texting Platforms

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The FCC’s proceedings regarding the definition of the term “automatic telephone dialing system” have been pending since May of 2018 when, shortly after the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in ACA International v. FCC, the Commission...more

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Court Rejects Theory in TCPA Case That SQL Server’s Supposed Capacity to Generate Numbers Makes Dialing System an ATDS

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In the face of mounting rulings from intermediate and lower courts requiring an ATDS to have the capacity to randomly or sequentially generate numbers (and thereby ruling out virtually all modern day list-based dialing...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Circuit Rejects Government’s Narrow Interpretation of the First Step Act of 2018

In United States v. Davis, the Second Circuit (Katzmann, Wesley, Bianco) affirmed the district court’s order granting the defendant’s motion for a reduced sentence under Section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018.  The...more

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Colorado State Court Rules Federal Interest Rate Preemption For State Bank Loans Does Not Extend To Non-Bank Assignees

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A Colorado state district court has ruled that a non-bank assignee of loans made by a state bank cannot charge the same interest rate that the state bank assignor can charge under Section 27(a) of the Federal Deposit...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Circuit Confirms Restriction on Motions for Sentence Reductions Under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2)

In United States v. Zapatero, the Second Circuit (Hall, Sullivan, Bianco) issued a published opinion concerning a narrow sentencing issue, ruling that a district court may not rely on a Sentencing Guidelines § 5G1.3(b)...more

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Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn -- Introduction to Homicide

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about homicide. In this episode...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Southern District of Florida Court Holds that TCPA Plaintiff is Not the “Called-Party” Due to Call Forwarding

A court in the Southern District of Florida recently held that the plaintiff in a TCPA suit was not the “called party” under the statute because he received the calls in question only because his cousin rerouted them to the...more

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Court’s Strict Interpretation of Timing Requirement May Force Patent Validity Challenges in Two Forums

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The America Invents Act (“AIA”), signed into law in 2011, introduced inter partes review (“IPR”), which allows parties to challenge the validity of patent claims in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more

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DOL Administrative Review Board Fails to Clarify Test for Whether a Contractor Is a ‘Covered Employee’

One threshold issue in whistleblower cases involving alleged retaliation is whether a complainant who is not a direct employee is nonetheless a “covered employee.” ...more

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TCPA Developments on Definition of ATDS Continue Full Steam in Midst of Global Pandemic

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COVID-19 has closed courts and delayed hearings and trials across the country, but developments concerning the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system have continued unabated. Over the past few months, courts have...more

Chartwell Law

VIDEO: Update on Third Party Workers’ Compensation Settlements in Pennsylvania

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Chartwell Law attorneys Mary Wagner, who is a licensed RN, and Jason Hanford discuss third party workers’ compensation settlements in Pennsylvania. If you have any additional questions about this topic, please contact the...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Federal Court Appoints a Traditional Labor and Pension Arbitrator, Rather Than a Former Federal Judge, to Resolve $205 Million...

Under ERISA, withdrawal liability disputes are subject to mandatory arbitration. The parties are tasked with mutually selecting the arbitrator, but if they reach an impasse in the selection process, a federal district court...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

U.S. Circuit Rulings Complicate Key International Arbitration Decisions

In regard to 28 U.S.C. § 1782(a), U.S. circuit courts split on what qualifies as a “foreign or international tribunal.” The breadth of U.S. discovery in foreign international arbitrations pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782(a)...more

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New York’s Highest Court Asked To Clarify Res Judicata Effect Of Small Claims Court Judgments

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On April 13, 2020, the Second Circuit certified a question to the New York Court of Appeals asking it to clarify the meaning of New York’s statute pertaining to the preclusive effect of small claims court judgments, New York...more

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New York Attorney General Files Suit Against U.S. DOL, Alleging Rule Violates Text and Purpose of FFCRA

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On April 14, 2020, exactly two weeks after the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”), went into effect and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a temporary rule (“Rule”) interpreting the paid sick...more

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional and Statutory Challenges to Business Shutdown Order

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The campaign of a political candidate and several small businesses jointly challenged COVID-19-related governmental measures, asserting that the Governor of Pennsylvania exceeded his statutory powers, and violated various...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Second Circuit Decision Widens Circuit Split in TCPA Landscape

- In a departure from the majority view, the 2nd Circuit has held that a texting platform need not have the capacity for random or sequential number generation in order to constitute an an automatic telephone dialing system...more

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Second Circuit adopts broad TCPA autodialer definition

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A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Duran v. La Boom Disco, Inc., handed a win to the plaintiffs’ bar by holding that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) statutory...more

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Fourth Circuit Court Allows Section 1782 Fact-Finding in a Private International Arbitration

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Last week, in Servotronics, Inc. v. Boeing Co., the Fourth Circuit became the latest United States Court of Appeals to allow Section 1782 discovery for use in private international arbitrations. Section 1782 is a powerful...more

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California AG Releases More Modifications to CCPA Regulations

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On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, (“California AG”) released a second set of modifications to the proposed regulations pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). These...more

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