Last fall, Troutman Sanders reported that the Federal Communications Commission released its final report and order creating a reassigned numbers database to block robocalls. The FCC has now issued formalized policies to allow carriers to block calls by default using “reasonable analytics.”

The final version of the ruling is largely unchanged from the proposed version. 

On June 6, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a declaratory ruling affirming that voice service providers may, as the default setting for phones, block robocalls. This aggressive position means that service providers are strongly encouraged to use reasonable call analytics to block calls before those calls even reach a consumer’s phone.

While the FCC

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that, because Ohio’s privity requirements only require that the interests of one party adequately represent the interests of another, a plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim was subject to binding arbitration because of a settlement agreement entered into by the plaintiff’s

On May 28, the Third Circuit in Robert W. Mauthe, M.D., P.C. v. Optum Inc. et al. issued a precedential ruling that an unsolicited information request sent by fax is not a prohibited advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, even when it has a commercial purpose. In so ruling, the three-judge panel affirmed a

On Thursday, May 30, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $61 million verdict in the closely-watched Krakauer v. Dish Network, LLC class action, finding that “the district court properly applied the law and prudently exercised its discretion.” Krakauer v. Dish Network, Case No 18-1518, slip op. at 3

Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim defendants and fans of civil procedure have cause to celebrate as another district court limits the scope of potential class members against out-of-state defendants.  

On May 10, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois struck non-residents of Illinois from a putative class in a

On May 16, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission issued incendiary remarks aimed at mobilizing all industries impacted by the “perpetual legal limbo” that is the current state of Telephone Consumer Protection Act interpretation and litigation. 

Speaking at the ACA International Conference, O’Rielly called for businesses to increase pressure on the agency to

On May 13, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC will host a summit on July 11 “to examine industry’s progress” toward meeting the FCC’s deadline to implement “more reliable caller ID information to combat malicious spoofed robocalls.” 

The summit is part of the SHAKEN/STIR initiative which is an “industry-led” program through