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Vroom Wins TCPA Text Messaging Lawsuit

Vroom, Inc., an online car retailer, received a favorable ruling from the Southern District of Florida in March that is good news for business that use automated text messaging. The lawsuit dealt with the issue of consent and the type of consent required as defined by the TCPA.

May 2018 Holiday Call Restrictions

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

  • May 4th: Rhode Island Independence Day
  • May 21st: Victoria Day (National Patriots' Day in Quebec)
  • May 28th: Memorial Day
  • National Memorial Day/Jefferson Davis' Birthday

2018 July TCPA Compliance Summit

Join us on July 10th at the Park Hyatt in Chicago. So much has happened already this year, especially with the recent DC Circuit decision on the FCC's 2015 TCPA Declaratory Order. How will the court's ruling affect your business? What other hidden compliance dangers await you in 2018?

Strict ATDS Definition Results In TCPA Court Win

In Marshall v. The CBE Group, Inc. the plaintiff filed a TCPA lawsuit alleging that The CBE Group had called her using an ATDS. Citing the recent ACA v. FCC decision and stating that it would apply a strict definition of an ATDS, the court held that CBE's, "communications infrastructure does not constitute an ATDS."

Telemarketing Law Updates: Florida & West Virginia

States are continuing to enact telemarketing restrictions which are more stringent than their federal counterparts. The following are recent updates to the state telemarketing laws in Florida and West Virginia that you should be aware of before dialing into those states.

FCC-FTC Robocall Policy Forum Highlights

On Friday, March 23, the FCC-FTC held the first of two scheduled forums addressing illegal robocalls. This first meeting brought together telecommunications experts and officials from the FCC and FTC to discuss ways for dealing with the growing problem of illegal robocalls.

DC Circuit Issues Decision On The FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit at last issued its long awaited decision on the challenge to the FCC's 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order. The court’s decision addressed claims that the FCC exceeded its authority in defining key elements of the TCPA.