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LA Lakers Lose Appeal For TCPA Litigation Coverage

On August 23, 2017 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision that the “invasion of privacy” exclusion in the Los Angeles Lakers’ Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance policy excluded them from recovering legal costs resulting from their defense against a TCPA claim.

$8.3 Million CITGO TCPA Class Action Settlement

CITGO agreed to the $8.3 million settlement of a TCPA class action lawsuit involving unsolicited text messages sent to contacts acquired from entries in a prior sweepstakes they had sponsored.  Matthew Gottlieb alleged that he received texts from CITGO on three separate occasions in 2016 without his consent.

12 States That Still Manage "Do Not Call" Lists in 2017

Most states that once had “Do Not Call” registries now share the National DNC Registry, but there are still a few holdouts that continue to maintain their own lists. Before telemarketers call into any of these twelve states, they must purchase a subscription to that state’s DNC list.

Is Your Business At Risk From Fake TCPA Claims?

The answer is a resounding YES. Your business is in danger for as long as serial litigators can profit from continuing to target businesses that use telemarketing. Their mission is to entrap businesses, like yours, with exaggerated or fabricated claims of TCPA violations.

FTC Escalates Fight Against Robocallers

The FTC begins August with an announcement that they are escalating the fight against illegal robocalls. Under a new initiative, when consumers file complaints about robocallers or Do Not Call violations with the FTC, the corresponding phone numbers will be reported daily to telecommunications carriersand other organizations that are working to block illegal robocalls.

Compliance ALERT: Impact of EU Data Privacy Regulation

Brace yourself for the next wave of data protection rules from our European neighbors. Time is running out for marketers to begin preparations for the new data privacy regulation adopted by the European Union (EU). The EU Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016.

FCC Proposes Database of Reassigned Phone Numbers

On July 13, 2017, the FCC took action to address the issue of robocalls to reassigned phone numbers. They recognize that businesses or other robocallers that unknowingly call a reassigned number can annoy the new consumer and deprive the intended consumer of an expected call.

Are You At Risk?

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