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 …›

FTC Lays Groundwork for Rulemakings: Are New Substantive Competition Rules Coming?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears poised to begin testing the scope of its rulemaking authority, including new substantive competition rules for the first time in decades.[1] On March 25, 2021, FTC Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter (D) formed a group within the agency’s Office …›

AMG Capital v. FTC – SCOTUS Strips the FTC of a Critical Enforcement Tool

In a unanimous decision reversing the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court in AMG Capital v. FTC ended a federal circuit split and squarely held that the FTC lacks authority to pursue equitable monetary relief in federal court under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade …›