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Pennsylvania AG Sues Marketer for Supplying Leads to Robocallers

Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that he had filed a lawsuit against a digital marketer for generating leads that allegedly resulted in “hundreds of thousands of unwanted robocalls to be placed to Pennsylvania consumers.” Shapiro’s lawsuit alleges that Fluent, Inc. and its subsidiaries “collected personal information, including telephone numbers, and that was then sold to telemarketing companies.”

July Grab Bag

The FCC and Ohio AG go after a robocaller, Perrong sues Oz, and the DC Circuit upholds the TRACED Act's changes to TCPA exemptions.

FCC Partners With States for Robocall Enforcement

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been adopting a new strategy for enforcing robocall regulations that involves signing Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with state attorneys general. In recent weeks, the FCC has announced MOUs with multiple states, usually in batches.

FCC Chair Asks Congress for New Robocall Legislation

The four current members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took questions from the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on March 31. As part of those discussions, FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel suggested that the FCC would benefit from legislation to give the commission additional robocall enforcement powers.

Serial Plaintiff Scores Multiple TCPA Penalties Per Call

Andrew Perrong is an infamous Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiff and his latest court victory illustrates one of the less understood dangers of the TCPA: the fact that each call may violate multiple TCPA provisions and thus be assessed multiple penalties on each call.