Plaintiff in Incentive Award Case Files En Banc Petition

As first noted by Eric Troutman at, the plaintiff in an Appeals Court decision that ruled incentive payments for the named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit are illegal under Supreme Court precedent dating back more than 130 years has filed for an en banc hearing before the Eleventh Circuit. …

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Judge Approves $6M Settlement in TCPA Case Against Collector

A District Court judge in California has granted final approval of a $6 million settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that alleged a debt collector placed calls to individuals’ cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system without first obtaining their consent. The defendant has also agreed to …

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FCC Issues NPRM on TCPA Exemptions

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to possibly amend the exemptions that have been granted under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act allowing some entities to make calls using automated telephone dialing systems or artificial or pre-recorded voices, which could possibly include debt collection …

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