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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).

2022 September Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

September 5, 2022 – Labor Day

  • Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

September 5, 2022 – Labour Day

  • National

September 30, 2022 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation*

  • National

*Statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces only.

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).

July Grab Bag

The FCC and Ohio AG go after a robocaller, Perrong sues Oz, and the DC Circuit upholds the TRACED Act's changes to TCPA exemptions.

2022 August Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

August 8, 2022 – Victory Day

  • Rhode Island

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

August 1, 2022 – Civic Holiday

  • All except Quebec and Yukon