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Debriefing on 2014 PACE Leadership Summit

In the fall of 2014, participants converged at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill to hear from key speakers regarding developments in telemarketing law and regulation. Speakers included representatives from the FCC, FTC and CFPB, as well as panels of private attorneys and industry leaders.

Updates on Consent in Recent TCPA Cases

Albert A. Nigro v. Mercantile Adjustment Bureau. The FCC argued in their brief that the plaintiff had not consented to receive autodialed or prerecorded debt collection calls, by providing their number to the utility company as part of his effort to close a deceased family members’ account.

Two recent decisions in the Ninth Circuit

Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. the Ninth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s decision declining to extend vicarious liability under agency principles to the defendant in the case. Sherman v. Yahoo! Inc., denied a request by the defendant to reconsider the court’s earlier order denying summary judgment.

Canada Updates DNC Rules

After completing their review of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (UTR), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced several changes that telemarketers who send calls of faxes into Canada need to pay attention to. 

Canadian New Anit-Spam Rules Take Effect

Canada's anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) comes into force on July 1, 2014. The new law requires prior express and informed consent to send any type of regulated electronic message through any current or future technology.

Manual Calling Guide for Cell Phones

While we by no means wish to deemphasize the importance of complying with these requirements, it is also important to note that some states have laws that can be even more restrictive.