April 25, 2022 - Appellate & Supreme Court, TCPA

The Praxis of Faxes: Circuits Split on the Meaning of “Advertisement” Under the TCPA

A circuit split has emerged over faxes offering “free” goods, money, or services and whether they constitute an “unsolicited advertisement” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the TCPA). In a February decision, the Second Circuit held that under the plain text of the TCPA, an …›

April 22, 2022 - Appellate & Supreme Court, TCPA

TCPA Litigation Review and Update

David Fioccola, Adam Hunt, and Lily Westergaard authored an article for Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report reviewing recent decisions on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). "Last year marked another year of important developments in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) landscape as …›

July 6, 2021 - Privacy, TCPA

TCPA-Like Florida Law Takes Effect

Just a few months after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the applicability of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Florida has enacted a law that imposes broad prior consent requirements on phone and text solicitations and provides for statutory damages and a private …›

Much-Anticipated Supreme Court Ruling Limits the TCPA’s Definition of an Autodialer

The Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated ruling in Facebook v. Duguid, impacting many pending TCPA cases nationwide and providing guidance to the many businesses that engage in calling and texting campaigns. The TCPA generally requires an individual’s prior consent to use an automatic …›

January 19, 2021 - Class Action, Privacy, TCPA

Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review: TCPA Litigation

In the final installment of our four-part Privacy Litigation Year in Review series, we focus on important developments in TCPA litigation. The Supreme Court struck down the TCPA’s government-backed debt exemption, leaving district courts to address five years of enforcement and liability under the …›