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In Golan v., Inc., No. 17-3156, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 21015 (8th Cir. July 16, 2019), the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reduced an aggregate TCPA verdict on due process grounds. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Dr. Leininger and the other defendants. The district court entered judgment against ccAdvertising based on its prior grant… Read More

In Picton v. Greenway Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, No. 6:19-cv-196-Orl-31DCI, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103796 (M.D. Fla. June 21, 2019), Judge Presnell allowed a TCPA claim to proceed based on “calls” placed by ringless technology. The So-called "ringless" voicemail technology allows advertisers to transmit recorded messages via the Internet directly to the voicemail box associated with a cellular telephone without causing the [*2]  phone… Read More

In Snow v. Ge, No. 5:18-CV-511-FL, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99760 (E.D.N.C. June 14, 2019), Judge Flanagan dismissed a TCPA text message case. Although the Fourth Circuit and courts within this circuit have not addressed the split between these courts and Marks, the court finds the Dominguez approach better comports with the plain language of the statue. The statute unambiguously… Read More

In Duguid v. Facebook, Inc., No. 17-15320, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 17675 (9th Cir. June 13, 2019), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again addressed its prior decision in Marks on the subject of what constitutes use of an ATDS under the TCPA.  Ruling on an appeal from a motion to dismiss, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals… Read More

In Espejo v. Santander Consumer United States, No. 11 C 8987, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98445 (N.D. Ill. June 12, 2019), Judge Kocoras denied an automobile finance company’s summary judgment on whether they used an ATDS.  The facts were as follows: The underlying facts in this case are detailed in our prior opinion,1 and the Court provides only a brief… Read More

In Lucoff v. Navient Sols., LLC, No. 18-60743-CIV, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89879 (S.D. Fla. May 28, 2019), Judge McAlily found that a TCPA Plaintiff could not revoke contractually bargained for consent. The Eleventh Circuit has held that a consumer is "free to orally revoke any consent previously given" under the TCPA "in the absence of any [*11]  contractual restriction to… Read More

In Mauthe v. Optum Inc., No. 18-2894, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 15742 (3d Cir. May 28, 2019), the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that market surveys were not pretextual advertisements under the TCPA. Commercial entities conducting research sometimes do so by sending faxes. Under Mauthe's theory, these firms would violate TCPA's prohibition on the sending of an… Read More

In Eaton v. Midland Credit Mgmt., No. 16cv3025-MMA (MDD), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82346 (S.D. Cal. May 15, 2019), Judge Anello held that TCPA/FDCPA claims survive a Plaintiff’s death. Additionally, the claims pleaded are not extinguished. Decedent asserted claims under the TCPA and FDCPA. See Doc. No. 1-1. The Ninth Circuit has recognized that claims under the [*3]  FDCPA survive the… Read More

In Revitch v. Citibank, N.A., No. C 17-06907 WHA, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72026, at *11-14 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2019), Judge Alsup denied class certification in a TCPA "wrong number" class action. District courts have split on the propriety of class certification in similar "wrong number" TCPA actions. Plaintiff heavily relies on a line of decisions that includes West… Read More

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