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FTC Releases 2017 DNC Registry Report to Congress

The Federal Trade Commission published its biennial report to Congress focused on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.

FTC Releases National DNC Data Book For FY 2017

The Federal Trade Commission has issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2017. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive most telemarketing calls.

January 2018 Holiday Call Restrictions

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

  • January 1st: New Year's Day
  • January 2nd: New Year's Day
  • January 15th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 15th: Robert E. Lee's Birthday

Court Dismisses Kohl’s TCPA Class Action

The New Jersey district federal court dismissed a putative class action against Kohl’s Department Stores. In its decision, the court rejected the plaintiff’s claim that sentence long opt-out replies to automated text messages were a “reasonable” method for revoking consent under the TCPA.

Senate Holds Hearing on Abusive Lawsuits

On November 8th, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a two hour hearing entitled “The Impact of Lawsuit Abuse on American Small Businesses and Job Creators”.

Dish Network’s Damages TREBLED for TCPA Violation

The federal court denied Dish Network’s motion to reduce or set aside the trebled damages awarded in Krakauer v. Dish Network. Dish ordered to pay treble damages of $61.5 million to class members in a TCPA lawsuit.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray Resigns

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, resigned on Wednesday. As one of the last remaining Obama-era banking regulators, he will step down at the end of November.