The filing lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) increased dramatically in the first month of 2022 when compared to the number of filings in January and December 2021, per a report released recently by Web Recon LLC. The number

According to a recent year-in-review report by WebRecon, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) filings continued their upward trajectory throughout 2021. This stands in contrast to filings under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which decreased from the previous year. Meanwhile, complaints filed with the CFPB increased substantially

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita started 2022 by announcing his intention to continue aggressively pursuing robocallers and summarizing the actions taken by his office in 2021. This included calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revise its rules to increase accountability, implementing new technologies to shorten the time for the AG to investigate complaints

In a succinct, emphatic opinion issued on January 19, the Ninth Circuit quietly rejected one of the last remaining arguments made by plaintiffs attempting to neutralize the Supreme Court’s decisive Facebook opinion interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendant and held

The U.S. Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision in Facebook v. Duguid, 141 S. Ct. 1163 (2021), answered in the affirmative a question that had divided courts for years: Did the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) require random or sequential number generation? But it also created a new question:

Companies are not the only ones with exposure in consumer protection suits, as a defendant company’s director was reminded earlier this month in Zoppi v. Proform Trading LLC, No. 2:21-cv-2307 (D.N.J. Dec. 9, 2021). There, the federal district court granted the plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint to bring Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Companies are continuing to reap the rewards of the Supreme Court’s decision in Facebook v. Duguid earlier this year, in which the Supreme Court confirmed a narrow reading of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) much-beleaguered definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS). In the latest victory, Pascal v. Concentra, Inc., out of

On Thursday, September 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its opinion in Lindenbaum v. Realgy LLC, reversing a district court opinion that found the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was unconstitutional from 2015 to 2020. Specifically, the Sixth Circuit found that the government-backed debt exemption — added to the TCPA

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