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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.”

Oklahoma Telephone Solicitation Act Webinar Recap

We recently hosted a webinar breaking down the Oklahoma Telephone Solicitation Act of 2022 (OTSA). The webinar was hosted by CCC’s Director of Compliance Services, Arvell Craig, with our guest, Aaron C. Tifft from Hall Estill, offering his expertise.

Litigators Targeting Chat Bots for CIPA Wiretapping Claims

Back in June, we covered an unusual case, Javier v. Active Prospect, in which the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished opinion in which it accepted a plaintiff’s argument that the use of Active Prospect’s TrustedForm screen recording technology to capture consumer consent could constitute illegal wiretapping under the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA).

Call Deliverability News Grab Bag

Call deliverability is becoming the most important frontier in regulatory battles for callers. Thanks to a confluence of factors, regulatory regimes have focused increasing attention on shutting off illegal robocall traffic before it can reach consumers, even if that comes at the expense of legitimate callers. Here are some recent news stories relating to this ongoing challenge.

State and Federal Enforcement Actions Present Unique Challenges for Marketers

On August 2, the attorneys general from all 50 states announced the creation of an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. The purpose of this task force is "to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States." This represents an escalation in the ongoing trend of state and federal regulators—often working together—directly enforcing telemarketing regulations rather than merely leaving things to private plaintiffs in lawsuits and class actions. These regulatory enforcement efforts present particular challenges for law-abiding callers.

Robinhood Sued Under Washington State Law for Referral Texts

Earlier this month, a district court in Washington ruled against Robinhood, the stock trading app and brokerage, in its attempts to get a text-message-based class action dismissed. What makes it especially notable is the class action is being brought under Washington’s Consumer Electronic Mail Act (CEMA) rather than the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).