Daily Digest – January 14. Judge Grants MSJ in TCPA Case Over Calls to Reassigned Number; Senate Dems Want CFPB Investigated

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENDANT IN TCPA CASE OVER CALLS TO REASSIGNED NUMBER

  • A District Court judge in Massachusetts has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by placing calls to a cell phone number that had been reassigned to someone who had not consented to being contacted by the defendant, ruling that the defendant did all it could to ensure the number still belonged to the previous owner.

LOWBALL RESTITUTION ORDER WITH COLLECTOR LEADS SENATE DEMS TO CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO CFPB

  • Using a recent settlement with a debt collector as an example of how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a “perverse incentive for companies to violate the law,” a group of 15 Senators to call for an investigation into the CFPB’s restitution penalties levied against companies found to have engaged in illegal activities.

WASHINGTON STATE INTRODUCES PRIVACY BILL THAT IS ‘MORE COMPREHENSIVE’ THAN CCPA

THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE

  • Perspective is everything, isn’t it? It’s what can unite us and so often divides us. It reminds me of an old journalism adage: never let the truth get in the way of a good story. The objective of this post is not to skew perspective, but to relay facts and illustrate how people can interpret those facts to fit their narrative about a situation.

WORTH NOTING: For anyone who is interested in starting a book club … A doppelgänger for Jim Halpert wants his 15 minutes of fame … The amount of wine we drank declined last year for the first time in 25 years. The reason? Millennials … The data is in. People trust companies more than they trust celebrities … Are you offended because someone in a Burger King commercial said the word “damn”? … Controversy over a Jeopardy! clue … The evolution of chip flavors … A man who bought a fire station from the city of Seattle is now being sued by the city for not keeping it a fire station.

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