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House Democrats Join Senate Colleagues With Introduction Of Identical HANGUP Act
House Democrats have joined an effort to ensure that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA") applies to calls to collect government-backed debt.
United States
29 Mar 2016
FCC Circulates Draft Rule To Implement TCPA Exception For Government-Backed Loans
We will continue to monitor legislative developments and regulatory implementation of the TCPA in order to identify and advise on potential risks.
United States
9 Mar 2016
TCPA Suit Involving Reassigned Phone Number Stayed Pending Appeal Of FCC's Order
On December 17, Judge Christina Snyder of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion to stay a lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...
United States
24 Jan 2016
The FCC Continues To Expand The Scope Of The TCPA
Club Texting is a company that acts as a broadcasting service for businesses that wish to send mass texts. Club Texting does not control the content of texts or the numbers to which they are sent.
United States
17 Jan 2016
Petitioners File Joint Brief Seeking To Overturn FCC's July 2015 TCPA Order
As we previously reported, several legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's July 10, 2015 order (the "FCC Order") interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA") were consolidated with the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals as ACA International, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission et al.
United States
3 Dec 2015
Senate Democrats Look To Roll Back Recent TCPA Exception
As we previously reported, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on November 2, amended the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
United States
3 Dec 2015
Budget Deal Adds Exception To TCPA For Government-Backed Loans
Troutman Sanders LLP has unique industry-leading expertise with the TCPA, with experience gained trying TCPA cases to verdict and advising Fortune 50 companies regarding their compliance strategy.
United States
24 Nov 2015
Missouri Attorney General Files Suit Against Charter Communications Alleging No-Call Violations
On October 19, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Charter Communications, Inc.
United States
2 Nov 2015
Following Oral Argument, Supreme Court Appears Split On Whether Offer Of Judgment Moots Case
Does a case become moot, and thus beyond the judicial power of Article III, when the plaintiff receives an offer of complete relief on his claim?
United States
26 Oct 2015
FCC Continues To Expand Its TCPA Reach With E-Faxes
On August 28, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling holding that electronic faxes or "e-faxes" are covered by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Junk Fax Protection Act.
United States
8 Sep 2015
FCC Levies Record $2.96 Million Fine Against Florida Company For Autodialed Calls
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, the largest fine in FCC history related to autodialed calls.
United States
20 Aug 2015
FCC's TCPA Order Immediately Challenged In Court
On July 10 – the same day of the FCC Order – ACA International, an association of credit and collection professionals, filed suit in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals...
United States
2 Aug 2015
FCC Issues Sweeping Order Expanding Reach Of The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") enacted major changes and clarifications to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA").
United States
16 Jul 2015
FTC Issues "Start With Security" Guidance Aimed At Helping Businesses Avoid A Data Breach
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a new guidance entitled "Start with Security," intended to assist businesses in improving their data security practices.
United States
14 Jul 2015
FCC Passes New Declaratory Rule Clarifying And Interpreting Multiple, Key Provisions Of The TCPA In A Manner That Is Generally Unfavorable To Defendants
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 use modern telephone technology to text and call consumers.
United States
23 Jun 2015
In The Technology Age, Video Could Become The New Audio
Many consumers have heard of the TCPA, the statute that prevents a company from autodialing a consumer’s cell phone without his or her prior express consent.
United States
10 Dec 2014
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