TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Apr 19, 2019

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Case Challenging FTC Classification of Soundboard Technology

On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari to a case challenging a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) opinion designating “soundboard” calling technology as a [...]

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Apr 01, 2019

Ringless Voicemails: The Court Takes Aim

Is a call a “call” if you never received a call? The Southern District of Florida has weighed in on this legal riddle and concluded that ringless [...]

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Mar 27, 2019

The FCC’s Reassigned Numbers Database Arrives

In December of last year, our TCPA Monitor reported on the FCC’s intent to develop a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database to enable callers to verify the [...]

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Mar 06, 2019

Attorneys General Nationwide Endorse TRACED Act Targeting Robocalls

Fifty-four state and territory attorneys general have endorsed federal legislation known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (“TRACED”) Act . Originally introduced last year, and reintroduced [...]

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Feb 28, 2019

TCPA Liability: Can an Insurance Policy Protect You?

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order, which unsuccessfully attempted to clarify issues surrounding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), there was a [...]

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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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