• FCC Says Ringless Voicemails Require Prior Consent

    “Ringless voicemails” are messages left in a consumer’s mailbox without ringing their cell phone. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act protects consumers from ... Read Article

    FTC Reminds Lead Generators Not to Misuse Sensitive Consumer Data

    Lead generators and digital marketers, beware.  The issue of legitimate data use, reasonable expectations, disclosures, affirmative consent, data privacy compliance and lead ... Read Article

    Use of Certain Technologies to Track Web Session Data May Violate Law

    Attention Lead Generators. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that use of certain technologies on a websites in order to ... Read Article

    The FTC, Lead Generation and Telemarketing Sales Rule DNC Investigations

    The Federal Trade Commission continues to investigate and enforce violations of the Telemarketing Sales within the lead generation industry, including lead generators ... Read Article

    Important Email Marketing Legal Decision by California Court of Appeals

    On June 21, 2021 in the matter of Greenberg et al. v. Digital Media Solutions LLC, the Court of Appeal of the ... Read Article

    FTC and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Fight About Section 13(b) of the FTC Act

    Following a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last month, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter ... Read Article

    The Highly Anticipated Supreme Court Decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission is Drawing Near

    And Those in Favor of a Legislative Fix to the FTC’s Embattled Enforcement Authority Under 13(b) Are Acting With a Greater Sense ... Read Article

    FTC Obtains Court Order Banning Alleged Work-From-Home Scammer from Selling Business Opportunities and Using Robocalls

    The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it has permanently banned an alleged work-from-home scammer from selling or promoting business opportunities and ... Read Article

    Court Holds No TCPA Standing With Ringless Voice Mail Message

    The Eleventh Circuit recently held that a plaintiff does not suffer concrete injury through receipt of a single ringless voice mail message. Grigorian ... Read Article

    DoJ Announces Historic Civil Penalty in a Telemarketing Enforcement Action

    The Department of Justice has announced a settlement in which DISH Network LLC will pay $126 million in civil penalties to the ... Read Article

    Supreme Court Brief Filed in Favor of  Broad Interpretation of ATDS Definition

    The Plaintiff in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid has recently filed its merits brief on this issue of whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s ... Read Article

    Advertiser and Network Responsibilities for What Others Say in Social Media

    As previously blogged about here, the FTC actively continues its assault on paid-for rankings, ratings and review websites. The FTC’s Endorsement Guides provide ... Read Article

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Limits Regulatory Right to Disgorgement in Judicial Enforcement Actions

    On June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In doing so, ... Read Article

    FTC’s Assault on Paid-For Rankings, Ratings and Review Websites Continues

    The FTC’s Endorsement Guides provide that if there is a “material connection” between an endorser and an advertiser – in other words, ... Read Article

    Court Addresses Unconstitutional TCPA Damages and Who Can be Held Liable

    A company that managed the ownership rights of a film hired a company to promote and market the film.  There were approximately ... Read Article
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