• 08.29.19

    Ninth Circuit Doubles Down on Duguid

    Doubling down on its recent decision in Duguid v. Facebook, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reiterated in an unpublished memorandum that the exception for government debt to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is unconstitutional.

  • 08.29.19

    House Passes Another TCPA Bill

    By an overwhelming vote of 429 to 3, the House of Representatives passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration.

  • 08.29.19

    Individualized Issues Defeat Class Certification in Illinois

    A Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defendant was able to overcome the plaintiff’s attempt to certify a nationwide class by demonstrating the need for individualized analysis in a decision from an Illinois federal court.

  • 08.29.19

    Stakeholders Weigh In on Call Blocking

    In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) adoption of a new rule requiring carriers to block robocalls—and accompanying request for comment—stakeholders urged the agency to be flexible in its adoption of the changes and provide broad coverage under the safe ...

  • 08.29.19

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

    After a year marked with confusion surrounding the definition of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), courts remain split.

  • 08.29.19

    DHS Public Charge Regulation Could Drive Medicaid Coverage Losses

    On August 14, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a final rule that imposes significant new barriers on immigrants legally applying to enter and remain in the country.

  • 08.29.19

    New York Dramatically Expands Harassment Protections

    On August 12, Governor Cuomo signed sweeping new legislation toughening and substantially broadening New York’s sexual harassment protections.

  • 08.28.19

    Federal Reserve Warns of D&O Policy Exclusion Concerns

    In a new letter to all financial institutions supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve cautioned directors and officers about the potential limitations of director and officer (D&O) liability insurance policies.

  • 08.28.19

    Payroll Advance Industry in Regulators’ Crosshairs

    The payroll advance industry is the subject of a newly announced multistate investigation seeking information to enable regulators to determine whether there is unlawful lending by online companies engaged in this business.

  • 08.28.19

    CFPB: Settlement Agreements, Call for Payday Lending Rule, New Ombudsman

    In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) news, the battle over its constitutionality continues in a New York federal court, the Bureau announced more enforcement activity, student lending remained a hot-button issue and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the CFPB to move forward ...