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

In what can only be construed as a strong signal that state attorneys general are looking to focus their efforts on illegal robocalls, a letter signed by every state attorney general and the attorneys general of American Samoa and Puerto Rico was sent to USTelecom, a trade association that represents the interests of the telecom

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. This time around, they are supporting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic.

A May 5 release from the Democrats on the

On May 13, a federal court in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss in a putative class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims that the defendant, an e-commerce provider that offers a texting platform to

Please join Troutman Sanders attorneys, Virginia Flynn, Chad Fuller, Alan Wingfield, and Brooke Conkle for the Complimentary Webinar “Hot Topics for Calling in the Time of COVID-19,” on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will cover the landmark decisions rendered by the Second, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits in

On March 30, several financial service providers filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking for clarification on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s emergency purposes exception in the context of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The comment period on that petition closed this week, with a further reply date of May 21, 2020. This follows the

The status of the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s (“Commission”) potential enforcement of the available emergency measures pursuant to the Do Not Call General Order (Docket No. R_29617, decided Oct. 11, 2006) (“DNC Order”) has been unclear. While these emergency measures generally have been imposed during prior emergencies, they presently remain unimplemented despite Governor John Bel

On April 22, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued another amended emergency order extending court deadlines. The order can be found here. The Court’s new order delays all court deadlines for matters scheduled to occur during the emergency period from March 23, 2020 to May 15, 2020 until May 18, 2020.

Last week, in Russo v. POM Recoveries, Inc., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied summary judgment and allowed a suit to proceed against a debt collector for an alleged violation of Section 1692c of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Plaintiff John Paul Russo alleged that POM violated