This past April, the Florida legislature passed an amendment to Florida’s version of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CS/SB 1120. Two days before the amendment’s effective date of July 1, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the amendment into law, giving companies little time to prepare.

The amendment imposes a new requirement on making telephonic

Joining the growing ranks of numerous district court opinions analyzing the effect of the Supreme Court’s 2020 severance of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) government-debt exception, a district court in Colorado has reasoned that the severance operates retroactively, while also recognizing the severe constitutional problems raised by that conclusion. The result is a holding

As we recently reported, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided new maximum call guidance in a December 2020 order (Order) for callers subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The guidance was issued prior to the implementation of new regulations capping the number of permitted calls under the TCPA. But industry members quickly

In Vandenberg & Sons Furniture, Inc. v. Alliance Funding Grp., Judge Quist of the District Court for the Western District of Michigan granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff’s motion for class certification arising from alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In its ruling, the court highlighted the importance

President Biden’s pattern of selecting strong consumer advocates for executive branch leadership positions continued last Thursday, when he appointed current Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Serving as a Democrat commissioner at the FCC for the past eight years, Rosenworcel is a staunch supporter of

On January 15, in response to a petition from Acurian seeking clarification on the non-commercial purpose exemption, the FCC held that prerecorded calls to residential phone numbers seeking participants for FDA-mandated clinical pharmaceutical trials did not constitute “advertising” or “telemarketing” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) because they “do not identify property, goods, or

On December 18, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana denied a debt collector’s motion for summary judgment, suggesting that an open question of whether a telephone system had the capacity to place automatic calls might support a claim under the Telephone Consumer Practices Act (“TCPA”), even if that functionality had