Telemarketing

Nov 11 2020

Good Consent-Based TCPA Win for Lead Generators

Volkswagen launched a marketing campaign.  It paid dealerships nationwide to retain a third party to place service reminder calls to their customers.  Automated technologies were purportedly used to make calls to plaintiff without consent. The Central District of California decertified a class of these TCPA plaintiffs because consent issues were so individualized that the plaintiffs…

Nov 4 2020

FTC Urges Congress to Restore Section 13(b) of the FTC Act and Resurrect Penalty Offense Authority

As blogged about here, the FTC’s authority to seek monetary disgorgement relief from defendants in federal court is under assault.  Consequently, all five FTC Commissioners have recently forwarded a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Minority members of the Senate Commerce and House Energy & Commerce Committees urging the Committees to pass legislation that would…

Sep 26 2020

Richard Newman Authors Update for NLR on Assault Upon FTC Enforcement Authority

FTC compliance and defense lawyer Richard B. Newman recently authored an article for National Law Review titled “Update on the Assault Upon FTC Enforcement Authority: Monetary Disgorgement Challenges and Executive Direction to Reform Agency Operations.” The article examines the U.S. Supreme Court in Liu v. SEC, the limits placed upon the SEC’s ability to seek monetary…

Apr 11 2020

Telemarketing Alert: New York’s Nuisance Call Act

In December 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting the Nuisance Call Act. The Act closes a loophole in Do Not Call Registry that permitted live telemarketers to call those on the list. It requires live voice outbound telemarketers to provide consumers the option to be added to the seller’s DNC list. If…

Jan 13 2019

TCPA Lawyer Richard B. Newman Authors Article for Global Privacy Platform

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and telemarketing lawyer Richard B. Newman was recently asked to author an article for DataGuidance, a global platform for privacy professionals, on circuit court splits in the United States on the definition of “automated telephone dialing system.” In the article, “Diverging Court Decisions Over Definition of ATDS Under ATDS,” Richard discusses…

Jan 13 2019

Protecting Against and Defending TCPA Lawsuits

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits can be devastating to business operations and long term viability. There are a number of different approaches that telemarketers can take in order to minimize potential liability. All of which ae critical, given that the TCPA provides for the recovery of  actual damages or statutory damages in the range…