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CFPB Asks FCC to Allow Robocalls from Banks About Financial Relief Programs Related to the Coronavirus Crisis

In an unusual move relative to its customary stance on such issues, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ease restrictions on the use of automated phone calls by banks and financial institutions in order to communicate with consumers about the various financial relief programs and services available  to the public in the

Examining the Strategies of a TCPA Litigator

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is an outdated statute, well overdue for an update (and may well get one, thanks to the case, William P. Barr et al. v. American Association of Political Consultants et al., about to be argued before the Supreme Court). Its flaws and inconsistencies have created a cottage industry of lawsuit-mill litigators.

Court Awards $89 Million Attorney Fee in TCPA Case

Throughout the various ups and downs of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation, federal and state regulatory actions, and precedent-setting court decisions, one of the few consistent truths is that plaintiff attorneys make money hand over fist.

2020 May Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

May 4, 2020 – Rhode Island Independence Day

  • Rhode Island

May 25, 2020 – National Memorial Day

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

May 25, 2020 – Jefferson Davis’ Birthday

  • Mississippi

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

May 18, 2020 – Victoria Day

  • National, except New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Second Circuit Follows Broad ATDS Definition from Marks

In the ongoing saga of what sorts of dialing technology is considered an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS)—and thus subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) regulations on autodialers—the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has bucked recent trends and adopted the precedent of the Ninth Circuit’s extremely broad ATDS def