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Automatic Telephone Dialing System

District Court Rules that Predictive Dialer is Not an ATDS

A District Court in South Carolina has issued a ruling in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit that addresses one of the most important uncertainties in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Facebook v. Duguid. At issue is whether or not predictive dialers fit within the narrow definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) that SCOTUS adopted in its momentous decision two months ago.

Telemarketing and the Cannabis Industry

The legality of the cannabis industry varies wildly from state to state, and even between localities within individual states. Many cannabis companies spend considerable time and resources navigating this confusing legal and regulatory landscape. However, they often fail to understand another risky, similarly complex legal infrastructure: the world of telemarketing regulations.

Florida Legislature Passes New, TCPA-like, State-Level Telemarketing Bill

In late April, the Florida legislature passed a new telemarketing bill. The bill, CS/SB 1120, amends the state’s existing telemarketing laws—the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act—transforming them from fairly standard pieces of state-level Do Not Call (DNC) legislation to something more akin to a miniature Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).