Judge Grants MTD in Hunstein Copycat Case

A District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss a Hunstein lawsuit, ruling the plaintiff lacked standing to sue because “[a] debt collector that outsources the mechanical tasks of preparing and mailing letters that the debt collector itself is authorized to send does not inflict any …

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FCC Chair Seeks to Classify Ringless Voicemails as Calls Under TCPA, Requiring Consumer Consent

The Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced the release of a Declaratory Ruling that classifies ringless voicemail messages to consumers’ cell phones as calls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, meaning that consumers would have to provide their consent prior to receiving such messages. The Ruling — which …

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