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California Legislature Passes Debt Collection Licensure Law

This week, both houses of the California state legislature passed the Debt Collection Licensing Act (SB 908), a bill that makes California one of 35 states to require a license in order to practice debt collection. Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

2020 September Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

September 7, 2020 – Labor Day

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

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

September 7, 2020 – Labour Day

  • National

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.

Recent Court Decisions Highlight How Costly the TCPA Can Be

As we find ourselves in limbo between the anticlimactic Barr Supreme Court case and the potentially momentous Facebook case, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation continue apace. Two recent court decisions illustrate just how expensive TCPA class actions can be for defendants and how lucrative they can be for plaintiffs attorneys.

Quicken Loses in Attempt to Compel Arbitration in TCPA Class Action

Mortgage lending giant Quicken Loans lost a motion to compel arbitration in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. The details of the case demonstrate that a TCPA compliance program is of little use without proper understanding of how the compliance technology works.