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The procedural history in True Health Chiropractic Inc. v. McKesson Corp., No. 13-cv-02219-HSG, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 242297 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 24, 2020) is a handful, but sets the stage for Judge Gilliam’s ruling. Defendants were ordered to identify "each type of act that Defendants believe demonstrates a recipient's express permission to receive faxes (e.g. completing a software registration), (2)… Read More

In Trujillo v. Free Energy Sav. Co., LLC, No. 5:19-cv-02072-MCS-SP, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 239730 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2020), Judge Scarsi rejected the argument that Barr created a finite period of constitutional infirmity for the TCPA. Defendant does not present any authority deeming a statute ineffective, in whole or in part, where the statute suffered a finite period of constitutional infirmity… Read More

In Slaughter v. Reg'l Acceptance Corp., No. 2:20-cv-01888, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 234729 (S.D. Ohio Dec. 14, 2020), Judge Marbley declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over a collection counter-claim to a TCPA case. The Court declines to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Regional's counterclaim for breach of contract in view of the second and fourth considerations. With respect to the former,… Read More

In Grigorian v. Fca Us Ltd. Liab. Co., No. 19-15026, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 38370 (11th Cir. Dec. 9, 2020), the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a TCPA class action on standing grounds, declining to reach the issue of whether ringless voicemail technology is subject to the TCPA. FCA manufactures motor vehicles and sells those vehicles… Read More

After SCOTUS punted on whether Chevron deference need be given to the FCC’s Fax Rule, so too did the 4th Cir. in Carlton & Harris Chiropractic v. Pdr Network, No. 16-2185, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 38073 (4th Cir. Dec. 7, 2020).  First, the Court of Appeals held that the Rule was interpretive and not legislative since the FCC had not… Read More

Usually, when the Court starts out this way, it doesn’t end well for the defendant: After Navient Solutions, LLC and its affiliate, Student Assistance Corporation ("SAC"), called Joel Lucoff's cell phone almost 2,000 times concerning his unpaid student loan, Lucoff sued Navient and SAC alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227. The… Read More

In Chinitz v. Intero Real Estate Servs., No. 18-cv-05623-BLF, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 224999, at *8 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 1, 2020), Judge Freeman approved a class administration plan in a TCPA class action that included "reverse lookup". First, Intero objects to TransUnion running a reverse lookup on the bases that this method is not reasonably calculated to notify class members… Read More

In Neff v. Towbin Dodge LLC, No. 2:20-cv-00261-JAM-DMC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 217045 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 18, 2020), Judge Mendez found that a TCPA Plaintiff properly sued in his home venue. The parties agree venue is not proper in the Eastern District of California under § 1391(b)(1), as neither Defendant is a resident of California. See FAC ¶¶ 7-10; Towbin's… Read More

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