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January 2018 Holiday Call Restrictions

Calls to these states on restricted dates could result in a State violation.

  • January 1st: New Year's Day
  • January 2nd: New Year's Day
  • January 15th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 15th: Robert E. Lee's Birthday

Court Dismisses Kohl’s TCPA Class Action

The New Jersey district federal court dismissed a putative class action against Kohl’s Department Stores. In its decision, the court rejected the plaintiff’s claim that sentence long opt-out replies to automated text messages were a “reasonable” method for revoking consent under the TCPA.

Senate Holds Hearing on Abusive Lawsuits

On November 8th, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a two hour hearing entitled “The Impact of Lawsuit Abuse on American Small Businesses and Job Creators”.

Dish Network’s Damages TREBLED for TCPA Violation

The federal court denied Dish Network’s motion to reduce or set aside the trebled damages awarded in Krakauer v. Dish Network. Dish ordered to pay treble damages of $61.5 million to class members in a TCPA lawsuit.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray Resigns

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, resigned on Wednesday. As one of the last remaining Obama-era banking regulators, he will step down at the end of November.

December 2017 Holiday Call Restrictions

Calls to these states on restricted dates could result in a State violation.

  • December 25th: Christmas Day
  • December 26th: Day After Christmas
  • December 26th: Boxing Day

$9 Million TCPA Settlement Against Payment Processor

Pivotal Payments, Inc., a Texas-based payment processor, will pay $9 million to resolve a class action brought by Abante Rooter and Plumbing Inc. The settlement agreement ends the lawsuit accusing Pivotal Payments of violated the TCPA.

FTC Shuts Down Lead Generation Business

A lead generation business in the solar industry settled with the FTC the charge that it violated the TSR. The companies, operated by brothers Francisco and Julio Salvat, placed millions of illegal calls to consumers listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

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