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down on its recent decision in Duguid v. Facebook, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reiterated in an unpublished memorandum that the exception for government debt to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is unconstitutional.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

  • 08.28.19

    Could California’s McGill Problem Be Solved on Appeal?

    The battle over arbitration in California continues, with two defendants in a recent U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit decision appealing the court’s reaffirmation of McGill v. Citibank.

  • 08.05.19

    Fourth Circuit Affirms $61M Award Against Dish

    Affirming a North Carolina federal court’s judgment awarding $61 million in damages for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, rejected Dish Network’s attempts to evade the award.

  • 08.05.19

    Defendants Dodge Vicarious Liability in Sixth Circuit

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, recently weighed in on a third party’s potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability for assistance to telemarketers.

  • 08.05.19

    California Court Compels Arbitration in TCPA Dispute

    In a victory for a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defendant, a California federal court granted a motion to compel arbitration based on an agreement found in hyperlinked terms and conditions.