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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.

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).

Political Campaigns Must Contend with New 10DLC Rules

Tuesday, November 8 is election day in what is shaping up to be a busy midterm election year. That means that political campaigns, and the communications and marketing professionals that they hire, are sending campaign-related text messages in enormous volumes. Political campaign messages are afforded some exemptions and privileges under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

April Compliance News Roundup

The world of marketing compliance is complex and fast-paced. Sometimes important news and developments can be missed. This post collects some of the most important news of the past month that we have not yet covered.

District Court Rejects Argument That Text Messages Are Prerecorded Voice

A district court in California rejected a plaintiff’s argument in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit that tried to establish a new avenue for text message claims. The court granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss, noting that the plaintiff’s claims that text messages constitute “prerecorded voice” messages flatly contradicts both the common sense and dictionary definitions of “voice.”