TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Feb 21, 2019

Federal Communications Commission Update – February 2019

Comments Sought on TCPA “Dual Purpose” Calls Petitioner, SGS North America (SGS), asked the FCC to clarify the meaning of telemarketing and dual purpose calls. SGS [...]

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Feb 01, 2019

Crunch Seeks Supreme Court Resolution of ATDS Definition

Following the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, courts have been struggling for a consistent interpretation of the capacity and functionality required to turn a [...]

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Jan 14, 2019

2018’s Three Biggest Telemarketing Takeaways

While 2018 is a thing of the past, it ushered in several major settlements that continue to affect companies engaging in the telemarketing industry. These settlements provide [...]

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Jan 10, 2019

Federal Communications Commission Update – January 2019

  Geoffrey Starks Appointed to Commission; Commissioner Carr Reappointed   In the final hours of the 115th Congress, the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Geoffrey [...]

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Dec 14, 2018

The FCC’s Reassigned Numbers Database Is Officially Underway

The FCC commissioners have officially voted in favor of Chairman Pai’s draft order for rules creating a reassigned numbers database. In the coming months, the FCC will take [...]

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Nov 26, 2018

FCC Chairman Pushing for Reassigned Numbers Database

In the most recent action in an aggressive campaign to more effectively regulate unwanted calls and text messages, FCC Chairman Pai is calling upon his fellow commissioners [...]

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Oct 30, 2018

M&S WEBINAR: Navigating the Muddy Waters of the TCPA: Understanding the Impact of Court Decisions on the TCPA’s Future

Understanding and complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has never been more difficult for businesses looking to lawfully communicate with consumers via calls and texts. [...]

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Oct 08, 2018

Ninth Circuit Opinion Creates Additional TCPA Uncertainty

It’s been almost seven months since the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, yet the definition of automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) remains unclear. In [...]

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Oct 04, 2018

FCC Seeks Comment on Interpretation of the TCPA Following an Expansive Ninth Circuit Decision

The FCC is seeking comment regarding the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) following the recent decision of the U.S Court of Appeals for the [...]

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Aug 01, 2018

TCPA Claim Survives Plaintiff’s Death

Less than two weeks ago, the Sixth Circuit became the first circuit court to consider whether a TCPA claim survives the plaintiff’s death. In Parchman v. SLM Corp., [...]

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