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GSA Implements Restrictions On Certain Chinese-Made Telecommunications Services And Equipment
On September 9, 2019, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced it would be issuing a mass modification
United States
9 Oct 2019
Will More Clarity On Definition Of ATDS Under TCPA Finally Be Here Soon?
The Sixth Circuit is the latest court to weigh in on the definition of ATDS under TCPA. The TCPA defines ATDS as equipment that has the capacity "to store or produce telephone numbers to be called,
United States
7 Oct 2019
The Sixth Circuit Limits The Meaning Of ATDS Under The TCPA
Recently, the Sixth Circuit in Gary v. Trueblue, Inc., No. 18-2281, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 26959 (6th Cir. Sep. 5, 2019), weighed in on the meaning of Automatic Telephone Dialing System
United States
27 Sep 2019
Effective Last Month! – DoD's Implementation Of New FAR Prohibitions On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
We recently wrote about the FAR Council's release of an interim rule implementing restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers and service
United States
9 Sep 2019
One "Chirp, Buzz, Or Blink" Is Not Enough To Sue Under The TCPA
A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit will make it more difficult for plaintiffs to establish standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
United States
3 Sep 2019
Effective Immediately! – FAR Amended To Include Prohibition On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts
In accordance with Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the 2019 NDAA, which required imposition of broad restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications hardware manufacturers...
United States
15 Aug 2019
Virgil Quick Come See: FCC Drives Down Local Government Regulation Of Cable Operators
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the FCC took several actions to address persistent, decades-long efforts by local governments to convert their control over local rights-of-way
United States
8 Aug 2019
New Executive Order To Further Restrict Business With Huawei And Other Foreign Adversaries Engaged In Cyber Espionage
On May 15, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order ("EO") targeting activities of certain foreign telecommunications companies based in hostile countries.
United States
4 Jun 2019
CMS Expands Telehealth Benefits Under Medicare Advantage
On Friday, April 5, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it had finalized policies allowing Medicare Advantage plans ("MA Plans")
United States
29 Apr 2019
D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge To Federal Communications Commission's 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order
On Friday, February 1, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held a marathon oral argument in Mozilla Corp. v. FCC, No. 18-1051 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 22, 2018) ...
United States
11 Feb 2019
NY AG Settles Over Mobile App Security Issues
Five companies settled with the New York Attorney General over mobile app data security issues at the end of last year. The AG alleged that the companies, Western Union, Priceline, Equifax,
United States
29 Jan 2019
The List Of Forbidden Products Grows: The NDAA's Prohibitions On Use Of Certain Chinese-Made Equipment
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") imposes new restrictions on procurements for telecommunications equipment or services based on ties to certain Chinese entities, thereby growing the list of forbidden products for contractors.
United States
3 Dec 2018
Supreme Court Poised To Alter TCPA Landscape With Review Of Key Term "Advertisement"
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided to review a case that potentially carries far reaching ramifications for litigation under the TCPA, which places restrictions on phone and fax solicitations and imposes serious...
United States
21 Nov 2018
Ninth Circuit Opens Door For More Expansive Meaning Of ATDS In TCPA Cases
In the recent case of Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, 904 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2018) the Ninth Circuit broadly interpreted the TCPA's definition of automatic telephone dialing system...
United States
19 Nov 2018
As The "Net Neutrality" World Turns . . . .
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by the Trump Administration and telecommunications industry players to vacate a prior decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FCC's...
United States
13 Nov 2018
Blog Series Part 2: CMS Proposed Rule On Policy And Technical Changes To The Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Medicaid Fee-For-Service, And Medicaid Managed Care Programs For Years 2020 And 2021
As part of the proposed rule issued November 1, 2018 by the CMS regarding updates to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug benefit programs, CMS addressed expanding the ability of MA plans ...
United States
8 Nov 2018
UK Issues Fine For Unsolicited Funeral Marketing Emails
The recipients of the messages were subscribers of websites operated by Boost's affiliates.
31 Oct 2018
Congress Passes "SUPPORT For Patients And Communities Act" — A Rare Example Of Bi-Partisanship
In a September 14, 2018 Proclamation, President Donald Trump announced that the week of September 16 through September 22, 2018 would be Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week ("Awareness Week").
United States
16 Oct 2018
FCC's Foreign Media Reporting Requirements: Extension Of FARA Or New Domain?
On September 4, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission issued a new rule requiring foreign media outlets to submit reports to the FCC disclosing their relationships ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
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