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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.

Cannabis Company Faces $5 Million TCPA Complaint

Cannabis companies remain a significant target for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints. The latest—Montanez v. Green Peak Industries LLC—is a class action in the Western District of Michigan Court seeking a whopping $5,000,000 in damages.

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.

Three More Cannabis Dispensaries Sued for TCPA Violations

As the idiom goes, once is an exception, twice is a coincidence, thrice is a trend. Well, there are so many Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints being filed against cannabis businesses that it is far beyond the realm of idiom. Three different TCPA class actions have been filed against cannabis dispensaries just within the state of California recently.

First CCPA Class Action Settlement Reached for $400,000

A milestone has been reached with the announcement of the first settlement for a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) class action. The parties in the lawsuit against Hanna Andersson, a retailer of high end children's apparel, reached an agreement last month to settle the case for $400,000.