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TCPA for Text Messaging

In the world of telemarketing, different dialing methods carry different amounts of risk relating to potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations. Text platforms are one of the riskiest of all, in large part because the telemarketers who use them are often not aware of the risks.

2020 June Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

June 1, 2020 – Jefferson Davis' Birthday

  • Alabama

June 3, 2020 - Confederate Memorial Day

  • Louisiana (statutory but not enforced)

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

June 21, 2020 – Aboriginal Day

  • Northwest Territories, Yukon.

June 22, 2020 – Discovery Day

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

June 24, 2020 - St. Jean Baptiste Day

  • Quebec

Judge Rules That Massachusetts’ Emergency Debt Collection Ban Is Unconstitutional

At the end of March, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed emergency regulations banning the collection of consumer debt during the COVID-19 crisis, including a 90 day ban on debt collection calls and text messages to Massachusetts residents. Last week, a judge issued an injunction preventing the Attorney General from enforcing that ban.

Seller Files Complaint Against Marketer Alleging Fraudulent TCPA Consent

An energy supplier that is a defendant in a class action for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has filed a counterclaim against a third-party leads generator, alleging that the TCPA violations came about because they expressly disregarded compliance instructions and then falsified documentation to cover up their misdeeds.

Supreme Court Finally Hears Oral Arguments in TCPA Case

After a delay due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case—William P. Barr, et al. v. American Association of Political Consultants, et al.—that could very well result in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) being ruled unconstitutional. We offer you a summary of these oral arguments based on a reading of several expert analyses.

What a TCPA Lawsuit Can Cost You

Who stands to bear the costs of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit? If you have to ask, the answer is probably, “You do.” Any business that conducts a significant amount of telephone solicitations is at risk of running afoul of the TCPA. Even non-marketing calls can trigger TCPA liability.

How to Effectively Make Use of Telemarketing Safe Harbor Provisions

According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a “Safe Harbor” is “a provision granting protection from liability or penalty if certain conditions are met. A safe harbor provision may be included in statutes or regulations to give peace of mind to good-faith actors who might otherwise violate the law on technicalities beyond their reasonable control.”