• 09.04.19

    Significant Post-ACA International Developments

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its hotly anticipated decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC.

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down on its recent decision in Duguid v. Facebook, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reiterated in an unpublished memorandum that the exception for government debt to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is unconstitutional.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

    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.

  • 08.27.19

    Two California Supreme Court Cases to Keep an Eye On

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has certified two cases to the California Supreme Court on issues with the potential for major impact on employers in the state: meal and rest break policies and the retroactive effect of the landmark Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of ...

  • 08.27.19

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Reaches New Heights

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award to an overseas whistleblower, with the $500,000 payout bringing the total amount awarded under the program to roughly $385 million.  

  • 08.27.19

    EEOC Can’t Mess With Texas, Fifth Circuit Says

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with Texas in its challenge to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance for employers on the use of criminal records in hiring.