Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Blow v. Bijora upheld a lower court decision rejecting a plaintiff’s claim that she did not consent to receive text messages from the defendant retailer. Plaintiff brought this class action seeking $1.8 billion in damages by alleging that the company’s practice
FCC Releases TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling
As anticipated, on July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Omnibus Declaratory Ruling which had previously been approved on June 18, 2015. The Declaratory Ruling takes effect immediately.
In short, the Declaratory Ruling provides numerous rulings including:
- Dialing equipment that simply has the capacity to store
FCC Strengthens Consumer Protections Under TCPA
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a package of declaratory ruling which is meant to provide clarity to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This ruling was previously proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on May 27, 2015.
According to the FCC, the declaratory ruling is meant to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and…