In Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, No. 18-12344 (11th Cir. Sep. 17, 2020), the Eleventh Circuit (the “Court”) found a series of errors in an order entered by the Southern District of Florida approving the settlement of a class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Significantly, the Court invalidated the

In Odom v. ECA Mktg., No. 5:20-cv-00851-JGB-SHK (C.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2020), the Central District of California (the “Court”) permitted a claim for willful violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) to go forward even though it is undisputed that the plaintiff received only a single marketing call.

The plaintiff, Ryan Odom, alleges

Recently, the District Court of Kansas analyzed the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) in Hampton v. Barclays Bank Del. The Court concluded the TCPA only applies to equipment that randomly or sequentially generates telephone numbers to be called and does not apply to dialers

With the financial fallout of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), consumer financial services businesses should anticipate an increase in state court counterclaims filed in response to collection actions. These counterclaims are often challenging and can make it practically difficult to come out ahead financially if not handled appropriately.

On August 27, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorney David

On August 12, 2020, Nicholas Brechun, Compliance Supervisor for the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“CFDCPA” or “the Act”), sent out notice of a stakeholder meeting to discuss amendments to the Act. The stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for August 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

The proposed amendments are available in redline here.

On August 5, 2020, the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs ordered the Stopping Harm and Implementing Enhanced Lead-time for Debts for Veterans Act of 2020 (the “Act”), formerly known as the Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019, to move forward in the legislative process. The Act seeks to substantively amend Chapter 53, title

On July 28, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorneys, Maryia Jones (Virginia Beach office) and Stephen J. Steinlight (New York – East Side office) will serve again on the faculty for their webinar series by Lorman Educational Services entitled, “Collection Disputes: A Good Defense Is the Best Offense.

The credit and collection industry remain under

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Duguid v. Facebook to decide, once and for all, whether an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defines the phrase, requires random or sequential number generation. The case will be argued before the Court in the October 2020 Term.

Background

In its

The United States Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants on Monday, July 6, striking down the government-backed debt exemption in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Court did not go so far as to invalidate the TCPA as a whole, however, finding instead that the unconstitutional

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a noteworthy order on June 25, 2020, in its continuing interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In its order, the FCC confirmed many courts’ existing interpretation of the TCPA, noting that any text platform that requires manual entry of telephone numbers and manual launching of texts on