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TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Mar 24, 2020

FCC Clarifies “Emergency Purpose” TCPA Exception Includes COVID-19 Messages

In a Declaratory Ruling Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) confirmed that COVID-19 related calls and text messages from public health officials serve an “emergency purpose” and as such are excluded from the prior express consent requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The declaratory ruling cites the immediate need for hospitals, health care providers, state and local officials, [...]

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Compliance Now

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

Mar 28, 2020

CARES Act Provides Emergency $349B in Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law Friday by President Trump. The Act drastically expands loans available through the Small Business Act (SBA) in order to allow small businesses to pay regular expenses, with extensive loan forgiveness for certain essential business expenses, including payroll. The Act is intended to spare businesses and employees [...]

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Cannabis Law & Policy

Legal trends and analysis of the growing cannabis industry

Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Cannabis: Are Dispensaries “Essential?”

As the United States continues to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of infection, the closure of non-essential businesses by numerous state governments has left residents wondering whether their local dispensary will be deemed an “essential business” and remain open. At least 17 states, 14 of which have cannabis programs, have issued statewide shelter [...]

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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

Mar 24, 2020

Working from home? Join us each week for Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursday webinars!

We’re all navigating this new environment together, seeking ways to stay connected while continuing to deliver the products and services we always have. For many of us, that means doing things differently right now, including working from home (WFH). WFH has introduced immediate and far-reaching challenges to how we do business – everything from employee management and privacy concerns to marketing [...]

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