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District Court Cites SCOTUS’s Facebook Ruling in Cannabis Dispensary TCPA Lawsuit

It took less than a week for a District Court to cite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Facebook v. Duguid. In Montanez v. Future Vision Brain Bank, a Colorado court mentions the landmark SCOTUS ruling in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against a cannabis dispensary. However, the court did not cite Facebook in order to dismiss the case—at least, not yet.

San Francisco Giants and MLB Advanced Media Sued for Alleged TCPA Violations

Babe Ruth is quoted as having said, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." This may be good advice for a baseball player but it is bad advice for telemarketers who have to worry about the potentially enormous penalties associated with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

TCPA Violations: What Constitutes Harm?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed into law in 1991. For perspective, that’s one year before the invention of SMS text messaging. Yet, this thirty-year-old piece of legislation remains the centerpiece of federal telemarketing regulation deep into the smartphone era.

One Year Later: Tracking the Implementation of the TRACED Act

December 30, 2020 marks the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump signing the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act into law. The law, whose name is an acronym for Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, is the first major federal telemarketing legislation in more than a decade.