On May 25, after an 8-day trial in the US District Court for the District of Utah, the jury reached its verdict in a significant DNC case. The Jury found defendant Feature Films for Families, along with its owner and related entities, liable for making roughly 100 million calls to numbers on the national Do-Not-Call list.
Last week, the FCC expanded upon their previous release of unaudited complaint data, which the FCC started making available late last year. Now, site users can not only access the complaint data, but can also access brand new complaint mapping, location and charting features, or access the FCC's data through an API to create their own charts and the like.
Two different plaintiffs filed separate TCPA nationwide class actions in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois against Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. Both plaintiffs allege that the Trump Campaign sent them a text message with the following message: “Reply YES to subscribe to Donald J. Trump for President. Your subscription will help Make America Great Again!
In a petition filed with the FCC, attorney Todd C. Bank argues that his residentially classified telephone line, which he uses for business purposes, should be protected under TCPA regulations.
A new ruling in New York specifies that litigators can effectively go after well-intentioned individuals for TCPA violations, not just businesses. The ruling also extends prosecution beyond those who directly committed the violation. Anyone associated with the action, such as a supervisor or director could be held responsible.
Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC (“Portfolio”) recently settled a multi-district class action that included roughly 7.4 million class members. Plaintiffs allege that Portfolio violated the TCPA by placing calls to cell phones using an ATDS without their consent.