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.


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

On June 15, a court in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted summary judgment in favor of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class defendant based on the Seventh Circuit’s seminal decision in Gadelhak. The decision puts an end to a previously-certified class of more than 4,300 members.


On June 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that consent from the intended recipient of calls does not absolve an entity of liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act if the entity did not have the consent of the party actually called. This decision aligns with decisions from the

We are please to announce that Troutman Sanders attorney, David Anthony, will present during the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association’s webinar, “Consumer Financial Protection Challenges Amid COVID-19,”  on June 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Millions of consumers are suffering negative financial consequences because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal, state and local

A judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California last week established a limit to what constitutes “reasonable means” for a consumer to revoke his or her consent to be contacted by lenders under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment in Wright v. USAA