The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Duguid v. Facebook to decide, once and for all, whether an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), as defined in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), requires a random or sequential number generator.

Background

In its late 2018 Marks decision, the Ninth Circuit found that storage of

On Tuesday, December 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Duguid v. Facebook case to decide, once and for all, whether an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”), as defined in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), requires random or sequential number generation.  The case is poised to resolve a considerable circuit

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the amendment of the exemptions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) allowing some entities to make calls using automated telephone dialing systems or artificial or pre-recorded voices, which could possibly include debt collection calls. The comment period has since closed.

In

In Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, No. 18-12344 (11th Cir. Sep. 17, 2020), the Eleventh Circuit (the “Court”) found a series of errors in an order entered by the Southern District of Florida approving the settlement of a class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Significantly, the Court invalidated the

In Odom v. ECA Mktg., No. 5:20-cv-00851-JGB-SHK (C.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2020), the Central District of California (the “Court”) permitted a claim for willful violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) to go forward even though it is undisputed that the plaintiff received only a single marketing call.

The plaintiff, Ryan Odom, alleges

Recently, the District Court of Kansas analyzed the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) in Hampton v. Barclays Bank Del. The Court concluded the TCPA only applies to equipment that randomly or sequentially generates telephone numbers to be called and does not apply to dialers

With the financial fallout of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), consumer financial services businesses should anticipate an increase in state court counterclaims filed in response to collection actions. These counterclaims are often challenging and can make it practically difficult to come out ahead financially if not handled appropriately.

On August 27, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorney David

On August 12, 2020, Nicholas Brechun, Compliance Supervisor for the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“CFDCPA” or “the Act”), sent out notice of a stakeholder meeting to discuss amendments to the Act. The stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for August 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

The proposed amendments are available in redline here.

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