• 10.31.19

    Sounding Out Stakeholders on Soundboard Technology

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for input on a new petition addressing whether soundboard technology violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.31.19

    TCPA Defendant Hit With $267M Judgment

    After a California jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against a debt collector, the court entered judgment in the amount of $267 million in damages for the roughly 534,000 calls.

  • 10.31.19

    Reassigned Numbers Database Plans Pushed Back

    Implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plans for the establishment of a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database has been pushed back until next year.

  • 10.31.19

    Rack Room Racks Up $26M Deal in TCPA Suit

    Continuing the run of multimillion-dollar settlements in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, a Florida federal court granted preliminary approval for a $26 million deal over text messages.

  • 10.31.19

    Manatt’s Continuing Coverage on Significant Post-ACA International Developments

    The recent trend of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) continues in full force as courts remain split on the issue.

  • 10.31.19

    Enhanced Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

    Effective November 18, 2019, amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law will provide enhanced protections to employees who are victims of domestic violence.

  • 10.31.19

    Keeping Medicaid’s Promise for Children With Special Healthcare Needs

    Children with special healthcare needs are children who have, or are at increased risk of having, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that usually required by children generally.

  • 10.30.19

    Will the Supreme Court Decimate the CFPB? Latest Developments

    Even though the Supreme Court generally moves relatively slowly, the Court’s recent decision to grant certiorari in the Seila Law v. CFPB case is forcing courts and litigants to adjust quickly.

  • 10.30.19

    California DBO Offers Guidance on Cannabis Banking

    The Cannabis Banking Guidance from California’s Department of Business Oversight (DBO) offers California-chartered financial institutions serving cannabis-related businesses assurances that the DBO will not bring enforcement actions based solely on such relationships.

  • 10.30.19

    CFPB News: Final HMDA Rule, New Lawsuit and Taskforce, Director Grilled

    While the battle over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bureau continues with its daily work, releasing a final Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule, filing a new lawsuit in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of ...