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DLA Piper: FCC Approves Order On 21 Pending Petitions Seeking Clarification Of The TCPA: Key Points
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Lesli C. Esposito and John D. Huh In a vote of three to two, with voting falling along political party lines, the Federal Communications Commission approved an order addressing 21 pending petitions seeking clarifications of various aspects of the... Read More

FCC’s TCPA Order Immediately Challenged in Court
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Justin Brandt , Alan D. Wingfield and Chad Fuller As Troutman Sanders LLP previously reported , earlier this month the Federal Communications Commission issued a sweeping 147-page Declaratory Ruling and Order expanding the definition of an automatic... Read More

FCC Levies Record $2.96 Million Fine Against Florida Company for Autodialed Calls
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Justin Brandt , Alan D. Wingfield and Chad Fuller On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing Inc., related entities, and owner Olen Miller (collectively “Travel Club”... Read More

FCC Issues Sweeping Order Expanding Reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Justin Brandt , Alan D. Wingfield , David N. Anthony , Chad Fuller , Virginia Bell Flynn and David M. Gettings On Friday, July 10, the Federal Communications Commission enacted major changes and clarifications to the Telephone Consumer Protection... Read More

Eleventh Circuit Finds Plaintiff Must Show Defendant’s Actual Knowledge of Violation for Treble Damages Under TCPA
Posted on 1 Apr 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Naomi Spector and Alan D. Wingfield In Lary v. Trinity Physician Fin. & Ins. Servs., et al. , Case No. 14-11036, the Eleventh Circuit narrowly interpreted the “willfully or knowingly” provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection... Read More

FCC Passes New Declaratory Rule Clarifying and Interpreting TCPA Generally Unfavorably to Defendants
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by David N. Anthony , Alan D. Wingfield , Chad Fuller and Tim J. St. George On June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted 3-2 to approve an order that promises to have major and negative impacts on companies who... Read More

Consumer Lawsuits and Complaint Activity Increase During Early 2015
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Tim J. St. George , David M. Gettings and David N. Anthony Lawsuits filed by consumers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act all increased from February to March 2015, according... Read More

Federal Judge Tosses TCPA Lawsuit Against Telemarketer on Behalf of Charity
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Troutman Sanders

A new federal court decision provides important guidance to nonprofits and their vendors in using automatic dialers to place fundraising calls. On September 21, Judge Matthew Leitman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan... Read More