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2019 TCPA Call Compliance Deals and Appeals

$4.35M TCPA Deal Home Depot and Atlantic Water and Air will pay a combined $4.35 million to settle a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit, with allegations that the companies placed unsolicited robocalls to consumers in violation of compliance with the...

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Senate Passes FCC Robocall Bill

Senate Robocall Bill Passes Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deference Act (TRACED), which will give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) greater power to combat robocalls. Specifically, TRACED will allow...

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FCC to Carriers: Call Blocking is OK

Blocking Suspicious Calls Last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a declaratory order that would make call blocking easier for both carriers and customers. Specifically, the order clarifies that companies can use technology to preemptively eliminate suspicious or...

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TCPA Violations, Robocall Suits in 2019

$5.5M Insurance TCPA Settlement  A pet health insurance company will pay $5.5 million to settle a class action suit claiming the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Pethealth Inc. is accused of making illegal robocalls to over 700,000...

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New FDCPA Rule Proposed by CFPB

Fair Debt Collection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  The rule would expand the methods by which debt collectors can contact debtors – while also providing greater consumer...

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Universal Pictures Facing $19.2M TCPA Settlement

TCPA Settlement Universal Pictures is set to settle for $19.2 million after being accused of sending unwanted text messages promoting the new movie “Warcraft” in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Consumers who received text messages...

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Robocall Damages Could Reach $925M

Record Robocall Damages Health supplement marketer ViSalus could face up to $925 million in fines for making more than 1.8 million illegal robocalls to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). An Oregon federal jury determined that...

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