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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.

District Court Rules That Texts Responding to Customer Inquiries Do Not Violate TCPA

When the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed into law in 1991, one of its primary purposes was regulating the then-current practice of sending junk faxes. In the intervening 29 years, telecommunications technologies have dramatically changed (several times over) but the law that is the centerpiece of federal telemarketing regulations has remained largely the same.

TCPA for Text Messaging

In the world of telemarketing, different dialing methods carry different amounts of risk relating to potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations. Text platforms are one of the riskiest of all, in large part because the telemarketers who use them are often not aware of the risks.

Court Dismisses Vicarious Liability Claim in TCPA Class Action

Gig economy courier colossus Postmates received a favorable ruling from a district court within the Ninth Circuit in a recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. Rogers v. Postmates Inc., Case No. 19-cv-05619-TSH, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36626 (N.D. Cal. March 3, 2020) revolved around vicarious liability claims that the court did not find to be compelling.

Florida Court Rules that Twilio’s Texting Platform is Not an ATDS

In a potentially significant decision, a Florida district court ruled that a prominent text message platform is not an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Twilio is not the defendant in the class action—Northrup v. Innovative Health Ins. Partners, LLC, Case No: 8:17-cv-1890-T-36JSS, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31851 (M.D. Fl. Feb.

TCPA Class Action Brought Against President Trump’s Campaign

While some people may be under the mistaken impression that a non-profit entity such as a political campaign is immune from the regulations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a newly filed class action against the literal President of the United States of America demonstrates that this isn’t true.