mobile marketing

AT&T to Issue $88 Million in Consumer Refunds for Mobile Cramming

December 12, 2016 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced an historic consumer refund initiative to provide relief to millions of AT&T Mobility, LLC (“AT&T”) customers that were the subject of mobile cramming.  The settlement arises out of a mobile cramming-related lawsuit against not only AT&T, but also Tatto, Inc. (“Tatto”) and Acquinity Interactive, LLC …

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Mobile Marketer Settles FTC Geo-Targeting, COPPA Lawsuit for $950,000

June 24, 2016 This Wednesday, mobile advertising company InMobi Pte Ltd. (“InMobi”) agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission (“Commission” or “FTC”) lawsuit filed in connection with InMobi’s geo-targeting and children’s privacy practices. How do FTC regulations affect mobile marketers using geo-targeting or the personal information of children?

Facebook Sued for Alleged TCPA Text Messaging Violations

March 5, 2015 This Tuesday, Mr. Noah Duguid filed a class action lawsuit in California federal court against Facebook for allegedly sending automated text messages to mobile phone users without their prior express consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Mr. Duguid’s claim was initially brought in federal court in New York …

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Another Court Weighs in on TCPA Definition of Autodialer

February 10, 2015 In the case of Glauser v. GroupMe, Inc., the District Court for the Northern District of California recently rendered a decision on motion, the focal issue of which was determining whether GroupMe, Inc.’s (“GroupMe”) group mobile messaging application fit within the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (“TCPA”) definition of an autodialer.  By way …

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Mobile Marketing Company Settles Cramming Allegations for $10+ Million

As part of the increased regulatory focus on the mobile marketing space, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought suit against Wise Media, LLC, and its officers individually, alleging mobile telephone bill “cramming” in violation of the FTC Act and other applicable laws.  For those that are unfamiliar with the term, “cramming” is the act of placing unauthorized charges on …

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