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New York Governor Signs New Telemarketing Restrictions Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Monday that places new restrictions on telemarketers calling residents of that state. The Nuisance Call Act is designed to close loopholes in the state’s existing telemarketing legislation, which was originally passed in 2001.

Bank Hit with Near-$200,000 Judgment for TCPA Violations

The Southern District of New York Court rendered a costly judgment against the defendant in Jiminez v. Credit One Bank, N.A., No. 17 CV 2844-LTS-JLC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203613 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2019): $197,000 for 380 calls that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

2019 December Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

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

December 31, 2019 – New Year's Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

  • National

December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day

  • Ontario only

Plaintiff in Holiday Message TCPA Suit Gets Caught Venue Shopping

An Arizona District Court granted a motion to have a recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action transferred to another district court in a case that emphasizes the important differences between different circuits with regards to TCPA case law and Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) definitions.