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Important Update from Mac Murray & Shuster
Important Update from Mac Murray & Shuster

Important Update from Mac Murray & Shuster

Since opening our doors 13 years ago, it has been our mission to deliver unmatched legal counsel and exceptional service to every client, every time. Although we are all dealing with challenges and uncertainty at this time, we want you to know…

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Plaintiff Cites CCPA in Breach Lawsuit
Plaintiff Cites CCPA in Breach Lawsuit

Plaintiff Cites CCPA in Breach Lawsuit

Approximately one month after taking effect, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) popped up—albeit in a limited fashion—in consumer litigation. At the beginning of February, online retailer Hanna Andersson and Salesforce.com were hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a reported…

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FTC Seeks Public Comment on its Endorsement Guides
FTC Seeks Public Comment on its Endorsement Guides

FTC Seeks Public Comment on its Endorsement Guides

Today’s online marketplace is filled with reviews, testimonials, and endorsements from a host of sources including everyone from the average consumer to bloggers and other celebrities. The power of an endorsement can significantly influence consumer behavior and almost always leads to increased…

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President Trump Signs TRACED Act Into Law
President Trump Signs TRACED Act Into Law

President Trump Signs TRACED Act Into Law

After the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (“Act”) passed almost unanimously in both the House and Senate, President Trump signed the Act on December 30, 2019. The Act will allow the Federal Communications Commission to implement new provisions of the law. President Trump made…

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U.S. Senate Passes the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act
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U.S. Senate Passes the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (“Act”), named after Senators Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Sen. John Thune (R-SD). The bill is a result of a yearlong effort by legislators to clamp down on unwanted robocalls. Upon final…

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FCC Seeks Comments on Expanding Opt-Out Text Messages
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FCC Seeks Comments on Expanding Opt-Out Text Messages

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is seeking comments on whether companies are permitted to send follow-up text messages clarifying the terms of an opt-out request. The FCC's notice comes in light of Capital One Services' Petition for a Declaratory Ruling filed earlier…

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Compromise Robocall Bill Release Imminent
Compromise Robocall Bill Release Imminent

Compromise Robocall Bill Release Imminent

House and Senate leaders announced late last week that a compromise robocall bill, called the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, will be released very soon.  For some time now, Congress has been working toward an anti-robocall bill. Last May, the House passed its version…

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Bad Traffic Still in the FTC’s Headlights: Lead Generation Under Scrutiny

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), under the leadership of Director Andrew Smith, continues to focus its consumer protection enforcement efforts on the lead generation industry. As we

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North Carolina District Court: Clear Statutory Meaning of ATDS is “Snow” Joke

"Plaintiff's TCPA claim fails as a matter of law because plaintiff does not allege that the text messages she received were sent using equipment which has the capacity to store or produce numbers to be called using a random or sequential number…

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