Telephone Consumer Protection Act

On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services. The FCC warned that these violations could result in fines if they continue.

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On January 21, 2015, the FTC announced that a U.S. District Court recently granted partial summary judgment to the federal government in its action against Dish Network alleging that the company placed calls to the National Do-Not-Call Registry and an entity’s internal Do-Not-Call list in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
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On September 2, 2014, a federal district court in California granted final approval to a settlement ending a class action against Bank of America and FIA Card Services. The suit stemmed from allegations that the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when they called or texted consumers’ cell phones without the consumers’ prior express consent.
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On October 16, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission’s new Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules come into effect. Among other revisions, business will now need to obtain “express written consent” prior to advertising or telemarketing through autodialed calls or texts or prerecorded calls to consumers’ mobile numbers. Violations of the new rules may result in substantial fines and statutory damages.
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