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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

FCC Announces Formation of Hospital Robocall Protection Group

FCC Announces Formation of Hospital Robocall Protection Group

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the formation of a Hospital Robocall Protection Group. According to the FCC, this group—whose formation is mandated by the TRACED Act—will work to develop best practices for the following:

Two Courts Reject Excel Sheet ATDS Argument

On consecutive days last week, two different district courts in two different circuits handed down rulings in two different Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases that rejected a common argument that would have essentially rendered any computer-based dialer as an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS). One case—Decapua v. Metro. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., C.A. No.

PETA Faces TCPA Class Action for Text Messages Advertising Fake Meat

A recent complaint filed in the Southern District of California accuses the animal rights, nonprofit organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending automated text messages promoting the meat substitute Beyond Meat. Beyond Meat is also named as a defendant in the class action.