On August 6, 2019, Troutman Sanders attorneys, Virginia Flynn and Chad Fuller, will lead a webinar by Federal Bar Association entitled, “Unsolicited Calls or Text Messages: TCPA Litigation–What Attorneys Need to Know.” The webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and the run time is two hours.  

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a federal statute enacted in 1991 that regulates outbound telephone communication, has become the most highly litigated statute in the country for the last ten years. Based upon diverging and unclear rulings from both the Federal Communications Commission and almost every Circuit Court (and District Courts) in the country, the uncertainty regarding liability and defenses under the statute coupled with the significant monetary exposure has led to the proliferation of individual and class action litigation that encompass a wide range of companies – from debt collection to health care organizations. 

Attorneys can expect to receive a comprehensive class in the TCPA: what is it, its history, important FCC rulings and FCC cases, and the current posture of the TCPA in light of recent DC Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Credit for CLE is available. 

Key topics to be discussed: 

  • Definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (“ATDS”)
  • Current status of reassigned number and internal compliance strategies to reduce risk
  • Important pending FCC petitions
  • Roboblocking 

Sign up for webinar here.