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Compliance Webinar: FCC TCPA Revision Recap to Petitions

Join us on Monday, June 22, for an important update regarding the TCPA and the FCC's new interpretation of the law. As you may have already heard, the FCC has announced that on Thursday, June 18, it will release important rulings about the meaning of the TCPA and will respond to a number of pending petitions.

Federal Court reaches common sense conclusion in TCPA class action against AOL

On June 1, 2015 the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted AOL’s motion to dismiss a case seeking class action status for alleged TCPA violations based on text messages sent by AOL’s Instant Messenger service (“AIM”), and confirmation text messages sent from AOL to individuals who request not to receive future text messages from AIM.

U.S. Supreme Court takes on Rampant TCPA Litigation

On May 18, 2015 the U.S. Supreme court announced that they will be hearing an appeal on the case of Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez. At issues in this case, is whether a defendant business can terminate a TCPA class action lawsuit by offering the lead plaintiff everything that he could individually recover under the law if he were to win at trial.

TCPA News from the FCC

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently announced that he plans on naming Alison Kutler as Acting Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“CGB”), effective June 1. The CGB is responsible for overseeing consumer protection statutes (such as the TCPA and CAN-SPAM Act) for which the FCC has authority.