This month a Pennsylvania district court judge granted summary judgment in favor of a defendant accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, finding that despite the fact that the defendant used a predictive dialer, that dialer was not an automated telephone dialing system, or “ATDS,” as required to establish liability.

In Smith v. Navient

Despite the Federal Communications Commission currently deliberating as to the meaning of “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a California federal judge found that the Ninth Circuit has resolved the issue, denying a defendant’s attempt to pause a spam-text suit. Not only does the ruling by U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. counter

The Southern District of Florida recently issued a positive decision for businesses defending Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits who place calls pursuant to contractually granted consent. In Lucoff v. Navient Sols., LLC, No. 0:18-cv-60743-RAR, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133577 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 7, 2019), the Court affirmed and adopted the Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) has issued new proposed regulations regarding licensing and servicing standards for student loan servicers operating in the state.

The proposed regulations stem from state legislation passed in April 2019, known as Article 14-A, which requires student loan servicers to obtain a license from the DFS before

Debt collectors beware: On August 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a debt collector violates section 1692f(8) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by displaying an unencrypted “quick response” (or “QR”) code on the face of an envelope containing a debt collection letter that, when scanned,

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Over the past year, several states have passed legislation aiming to regulate the student loan servicing industry due to a perceived failure by the federal government to more heavily regulate it nationwide.

Troutman Sanders attorneys have ample experience defending against laws and regulations similar

As we previously reported, in 2017, consumer plaintiff James Andrews filed a putative class action against Sirius XM Radio, Inc., alleging a violation of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2721, et seq. (“DPPA”). Andrews claimed that the satellite radio provider sent solicitation letters to him and putative class members using personal

On August 8, 2019, in Lavallee v. Med-1 Solutions, LLC, No. 17-3244 (7th Cir. 2019), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a debt collector’s argument that its email, which contained only a “secure message” hyperlink, was a “communication” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because the email did not convey any

On July 25, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) asking for the mortgage industry’s opinion on the scheduled expiration of a provision in its Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule (“Rule”), commonly known as the “QM patch.” The QM patch allows certain mortgage loans that are eligible for purchase

On June 25, a group of twenty education organizations and individuals sent a letter to Congress urging it to regulate the use of income share agreements, or “ISAs” – an increasingly popular means of financing higher education. The letter was sent to the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Finance Committee, requesting legislation “that provides