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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

Dish Network Gets Served: An Illinois Court Finds Massive Exposure for Violations of Telemarketing and Do-Not-Call Restrictions
Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by Troutman Sanders

by Alan D. Wingfield , Chad Fuller , Naomi Spector and Virginia Bell Flynn On December 12, 2014, an Illinois federal judge found Dish Network LLC liable for participating in millions of unwanted telemarketing sales calls, where Dish Network could... 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

Troutman Sanders LLP: Criminalization of Robocalls?
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D. N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would criminalize the act of knowingly initiating a commercial robocall without the prior express written consent of the recipient. The bill, S. 1681, defines a “commercial robocall”... Read More

FTC and Florida AG File Suit to Halt Robocalls from “Card Member Services”
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Stephen C. Piepgrass , C. Reade Jacob, Jr. , Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. and Steve D. Rosenthal The FTC and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order from the United States District Court for the Middle District... 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

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