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TCPA Issues to Watch in 2014 / Upcoming Webinar Announced

In an ever-changing technological landscape, organizations are increasingly at risk under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). The TCPA imposes restrictions on telemarketing and the use of automated telephone equipment, affecting any organization that engages with consumers through text messages, prerecorded calls, faxes, and other advanced technologies. Regulators and plaintiffs’ class-action attorneys are targeting alleged

Significant Changes in Telemarketing Rules Go Into Effect on October 16, 2013

Businesses that use automated technologies to place telemarketing calls and messages have just over a month to assess and revise their current calling practices to avoid the risk of expensive, time-consuming lawsuits under new Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Federal Court Certifies 60,000-Member Class in “Wireless Spam” TCPA Litigation against Insurance Company, for Actions of Its Marketing Vendors

In a decision with important implications for companies that hire outside marketing firms, a federal judge has certified a class of nearly 60,000 individuals who allegedly received an unsolicited text message from a marketing company hired by Stonebridge Life Insurance Company. The plaintiff in Lee v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company and Trifecta Marketing Company, LLC, 3:11-cv-00043 (N.D. Cal.) alleges

New technologies, new risks: An update on recent TCPA developments that could require companies to reassess their outbound communications policies

Michele Farquhar, a partner in the Communications Practice in Washington, D.C., and Mark Brennan, an associate in the same group, recently coauthored an article on the litigation risks companies face under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for InsideCounsel.com. They discuss the regulatory pitfalls companies should be aware of if they contact their customers. Click here to