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TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Feb 20, 2020

Narrow ATDS Definition Gaining Traction After 7th Circuit Opinion

Less than a month after the 11th Circuit adopted a narrow interpretation of automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), the 7th Circuit followed suit. In Gadelhak v. AT&T Servs., the court analyzed four possible interpretations of ATDS but held that AT&T’s system is not an ATDS because it does not have the capacity to: (a) store telephone numbers using a random [...]

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Compliance Now

Bringing clarity and insight to the consumer protection regulations impacting your business

Feb 20, 2020

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 data breach spanning approximately three months in the fall of 2019. The information compromised in the breach is [...]

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Cannabis, CBD & Hemp

Legal trends and analysis of the growing cannabis industry

Feb 18, 2020

Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process

An Ohio appellate court declined to entertain cannabis company Aphira’s challenge to the way the state awards marijuana licenses, noting any issues Aphira had with the process should have been resolved through administrative procedures. Canadian marijuana company Aphira’s Ohio licensing entity Schottenstein Aphira, LLC first sued the Ohio Department of Commerce in 2018 alleging flaws in the licensing process after [...]

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Dealership Advisor

Legal news and trends affecting the auto dealership industry

Feb 12, 2020

What Auto Dealers Need to Know Before Calling or Texting Cell Phones

Imagine your marketing director has just proposed a new outreach program that will use automated technology to make calls and send text messages to potential and existing customers about offers and promotions. Your sales manager chimes in to agree, saying his salesmen are having some success closing deals by texting customers with their smartphones. Right about now, sirens and alarm [...]

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M&S Newsline

News and events featuring Mac Murray and Shuster attorneys

Feb 13, 2020

California AG Issues Modifications to Proposed CCPA Regulations

Late Friday, the California Attorney General’s Office (“CAG”) released substantial modifications to the draft California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) regulations it proposed last October. Although several changes consist of minor clarifications or enhancements to readability, others will have a profound impact on businesses working to comply with the CCPA. Notable changes include: Personal Information. Further clarifies that information is not [...]

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