TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Jul 18, 2019

House Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Amended Bipartisan Robocall Bill

Congressional Act H.R. 3375, known commonly as the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, has sailed through the House Energy and Commerce Committee with a unanimous vote of approval. [...]

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Jul 15, 2019

Louisiana Lifts Telemarketing Ban

We previously reported that in preparation for a Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, businesses were temporarily banned from making non-exempt telephone solicitations into Louisiana. As of 2:00 PM [...]

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Jul 11, 2019

Louisiana Declares State of Emergency, Triggers Telemarketing Ban

Louisiana has declared a state of emergency in preparation for Potential Tropical Cyclone Two. Businesses may not make non-exempt telephone solicitations into the state until further notice. [...]

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Jul 09, 2019

Mississippi Allows Business Numbers on State Do Not Call Registry

Mississippi recently adopted emergency rules modifying its Telephone Solicitation Act.  The most notable change is that businesses may register their numbers on the state’s “No Call List.”  [...]

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Jun 27, 2019

Indiana Blows Open Telemarketing Registration Requirements

Indiana’s recently enacted HB 1123 is set to take effect July 1, 2019, and any business making calls to Indiana residents should take note of its drastic [...]

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Jun 20, 2019

BREAKING: “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” Revision Unveiled with Bipartisan Support

On June 20, 2019, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a revised version of the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act”. The Act was originally introduced in 2018 [...]

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Jun 18, 2019

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 [...]

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Jun 17, 2019

Ninth Circuit Tells Facebook to Be Less Social When it Comes to Texting

In April 2019, the Fourth Circuit held that the government debt collection exemption, found within the 2015 amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), violates the [...]

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Jun 07, 2019

FCC Votes to Allow Carriers to Block Robocalls by Default

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted yesterday to allow telecom carriers to “block by default” illegal or unwanted calls to their subscribers. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released [...]

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May 30, 2019

M&S and PACE Respond to FCC Declaratory Ruling on Robocalls

Serving as General Counsel to the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (“PACE”), M&S filed a letter this week with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regarding its recently [...]

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