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Telemarketers Not the Best at TCPA Compliance: Survey

More than three-quarters of telemarketing companies admit to not being fully compliant with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to the results of a survey conducted by a compliance monitoring service, and more than half of all companies make calls after 9pm. Only 23% of the companies that participated in …

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Judge Certifies Class in TCPA Suit Over Collection Calls

A District Court judge in California has certified a class-action lawsuit, alleging a creditor violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when collection agencies working on its behalf made calls to the cell phones of individuals using an automated telephone dialing system without first obtaining the proper consent to do so …

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Judge Grants MSJ For Defendant in FDCPA Case

A District Court judge in New York has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment on a claim it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by communicating false information concerning a debt or misrepresenting the amount of a debt because a separate lawsuit in State Court had already essentially …

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Judge Grants MSJ For Defense in TCPA Texting Case

A District Court judge in Illinois has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment that it used an automated telephone dialing system to send text messages to an individual’s cell phone without his expressed consent. A copy of the ruling in Gadelhak v. AT&T Services, Inc., can be accessed by …

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FCC Commissioner Calls For Dedicated Robocall Enforcement Unit as Senate Committee Unanimously Approves TRACED Act

On the same day that the Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to approve the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, called for the creation of a specific enforcement unit within the agency to combat the proliferation of robocalls. …

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