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Texting While Driving
Posted on 14 May 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By attorney George Nicholas There are a of couple things businesses should know about Virginia’s recently beefed-up ban on texting while driving. First, businesses should understand the scope of the ban. The statute applies to sending and reading... Read More

New Decision Provides Hope for Common-Sense Application of TCPA, but the High-Stakes Debate Over the Scope of the TCPA Will Continue
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by Troutman Sanders

By David N. Anthony , Chad R. Fuller , John C. Lynch , Alan D. Wingfield , and Virginia Bell Flynn On Thursday, March 21, 2014, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Dominguez v. Yahoo!, Inc. , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

Think Before You Write
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Ashley G. Moss , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP In the not-so-distant past, all written communications were typed on letterhead, reviewed several times for accuracy, and signed with ink. As technology has evolved, letters have been largely replaced... Read More

FCC Eases Some Standards for TCPA Consent Compliance Regarding Texting
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted two declaratory rulings that ease some standards for complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's (TCPA) consent requirements regarding informational text messages. As a result of the... Read More

Providing Cell Phone Number To Register Membership Gives TCPA Consent for Text Message
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A consumer who voluntarily provides a cell phone number when registering online for membership has given “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to receive a text message containing instructions for activating... Read More

Voluntarily Providing Cell Phone Number Gives Text Message Consent under TCPA, California and Florida Federal Courts Rule
Posted on 2 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A consumer who voluntarily provides a cell phone number in the course of a transaction has given “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to receive text messages from the entity to which the number was given... Read More