On January 1, 2023, House Bill 132 went into effect enacting a 36% annual percentage rate (APR) cap on loans up to $10,000 made under the New Mexico Bank Installment Loan Act of 1959 and the New Mexico Small Loan Act (SLA). The bill also expanded the SLA anti-evasion provision to closely track those provisions

As previously reported here, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a proposed rule in December 2020 that would place new call-frequency limitations and opt-out requirements on certain prerecorded non-telemarketing calls to residential numbers that can be called without prior consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA has long allowed unlimited prerecorded

On January 9, the district court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed a pro se plaintiff’s TCPA lawsuit for failure to properly allege that the defendants used an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) when placing calls to the plaintiff.

In Kannon v. Warranty Protection Services, the plaintiff alleged that the auto warranty

Allowable statutory damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have a floor of $500 and, generally speaking, determining total damages is a simple math calculation. In the class action scenario, however, this damages number can become very significant very quickly. But a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit suggests that, in some circumstances, an

The district court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion to deny class certification in an action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) based on the plaintiff’s inability to vigorously represent the class.

In Trim v. Mayvenn, Inc., the named plaintiff alleged that, although she registered her cell phone

On January 3, DentalPlans.com (DentalPlans) filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking a declaratory ruling that: (1) renewal notifications do not constitute telemarketing or advertising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and (2) the language in its online enrollment forms and used by its customer service representatives during telephone conversations with

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Tuesday that it has opened a new portal which private companies can use to report suspected robocalls and illegal call spoofing of their numbers. The portal, titled the Private Entity Robocall and Spoofing Portal, is designed to provide companies with a tool to combat spam callers using a legitimate

Do the text messages that Facebook sends to your phone with birthday reminders violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? According to the Ninth Circuit in a recent decision, the answer is no because users provided their phone numbers to Facebook and, in order to qualify as an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under

On November 16, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming the dismissal of a lawsuit on the grounds that to qualify as an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) the telephone system must randomly or sequentially generate telephone numbers, not just any numbers.

In Borden v. eFinancial, LLC,

On November 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling and Order finding that companies must obtain consent before sending a “ringless voicemail” to a consumer’s phone because it constitutes a “call” made using an artificial or prerecorded voice and is subject to the provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). “Ringless