September 28, 2016 - TCPA

“Human Intervention” in Calling System Dooms Plaintiff’s TCPA Claim

Another Florida district court, another favorable ruling for companies facing TCPA lawsuits.  In Pozo v. Stellar Recovery Collection Agency, Inc., U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli granted summary judgment for defendant Stellar Recovery Collection Agency, Inc. (“Stellar”) after determining that the “point and click” …›

January 19, 2016 - TCPA

Do NOT Leave a Message at the Tone

The Fifth Circuit recently reversed partial summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff in a TCPA claim, finding that summary judgment instead should have been granted to the defendant on four of the seven calls at issue. Ybarra v. Dish Network, L.L.C., No. 14-11316, …›

January 12, 2016 - TCPA

Dead on Arrival

After noting at oral argument that the plaintiff’s TCPA claim was one of the “silliest” the court had ever encountered, the Ninth Circuit issued an order affirming dismissal of the plaintiff’s suit. Roberts v. Paypal, Inc., No. 13-16304, 2015 WL 6524840 (9th Cir. Oct. …›

January 5, 2016 - TCPA

Is Your Smartphone an Autodialer?

The Third Circuit has become the first appellate court to endorse the FCC’s broad definition of “autodialer” under the TCPA. In a July 10 declaratory ruling, the FCC defined “autodialer” as any device with the capacity to store or produce randomly or sequentially generated …›