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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.

What Is TCPA Compliance?

This is part of our ongoing series, Your Questions Answered. If you'd like to ask a question for a future entry, please fill out the form at the bottom.

What Are the Penalties Associated with TCPA Violations?

This is the first entry in our new series, Your Questions Answered, in which we give detailed answers to TCPA and DNC questions asked by our readers. If you'd like to ask a question for a future entry, there is a form at the bottom of the page.

Political Survey Triggers TCPA Class Action

In our previous coverage of the intersections between politics and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), we have largely focused on lawsuits faced by campaigns for elected office, such as those conducted by President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. But a recent TCPA class action—Drew v. Am. Directions Research, Grp., Case No. 20-cv-00402, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191780 (N.D. Ill. October 16, 2020)—demonstrates how the risk of TCPA liability extends to other sorts of political communications, namely voter surveys.

Car Dealerships Settle TCPA Class Action for $850,000

A group of car dealerships settled a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action—King v. Classic Chevrolet, Case No.: 4:19-CV-0429-CVE-JFJ, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189783 (N.D. Ok.  October 14, 2020)—stemming from alleged text message marketing violations.

TCPA vs. DNC

Telemarketing compliance is made difficult by the byzantine nature of telemarketing regulations. Any marketer can be forgiven for struggling to keep track of the varying levels of laws, regulatory agencies, and other enforcement mechanisms. However, there are two acronyms that loom large enough in the regulatory landscape that everybody knows them, even if they don’t really understand what they mean: TCPA and DNC.

District Court Rules That TCPA Was Unconstitutional Between 2015 and 2020

A district court in Louisiana has rendered an unexpected decision in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action that interprets the Supreme Court’s recent Barr v. American Association of Political Callers decision such that it retroactively renders the TCPA unconstitutional from November 2015 until June of this year.

Top 5 TCPA Traps

TCPA litigators and serial plaintiffs want to infiltrate your marketing campaigns. Their modus operandi involves taking advantage of unsuspecting marketers and well-intentioned companies who may not know that they are required to abide by the TCPA.