Marketing Compliance Insights

Virginia Amends Telemarketing Laws Effective July 1

Virginia Amends Telemarketing Laws Effective July 1

Amendments to telemarketing laws will take place in Virginia on July 1, 2020 that address four topics; the definition of a “telephone solicitation call,” caller identification, the private right of action, and Attorney General enforcement. Amendments to Virginia...

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FCC: No More Warnings for Illegal Robocallers

FCC: No More Warnings for Illegal Robocallers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced, in a step to further fight illegal robocalls, that it will no longer warn illegal robocallers before issuing penalties for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Combating Illegal Robocallers...

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7th Circ. Orders Redo of Dish $280M TCPA Penalty

7th Circ. Orders Redo of Dish $280M TCPA Penalty

The Seventh Circuit has largely affirmed a ruling by Illinois federal court, finding that Dish Network is liable for using 3rd party services to make millions of illegal robocalls – but that the judge wrongly calculated the $280 million fine, setting up the...

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FCC: “Emergency Purpose” TCPA Exceptions for COVID-19

FCC: “Emergency Purpose” TCPA Exceptions for COVID-19

TCPA Exceptions Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a declaratory ruling affirming that COVID-19 related calls and text messages sent from public health officials serve an “emergency purpose” and therefore are excluded from prior express...

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February 2020 Telemarketing Class Action Suits

February 2020 Telemarketing Class Action Suits

Navigating the regulatory maze while mitigating risk can be daunting for your organization, especially when dealing with agents working remotely, reps using personal phones, or independents and BPOs marketing on your behalf. Below are recent examples of telemarketing...

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7th Circ. Denies Challenge to $17.85M Wells Fargo TCPA Deal

7th Circ. Denies Challenge to $17.85M Wells Fargo TCPA Deal

The Seventh Circuit has denied a challenge to a $17.85 million deal resolving six class actions accusing Wells Fargo of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The bank allegedly bombarded consumers with autodialed phone calls in violation of the TCPA....

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TCPA Deal: Mortgage Lender Settles $6.3M Suit

TCPA Deal: Mortgage Lender Settles $6.3M Suit

In a recent TCPA deal, AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. is agreeing to pay a $6.25 million fine to settle claims that the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) via sending illegal calls and text messages to consumers. According to the suit, AmeriSave...

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