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NY AG to Investigate Election-Related Robocall Law Violations

On November 3, 2020, Election Day, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a press release addressing suspicious robocalls received by New York residents in the run up to the election. According to Attorney General James, many New Yorkers received automated calls “spreading disinformation and encouraging people to stay home on election day.” If true, …

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TCPA Restrictions on Robocalls Expanded by SCOTUS

Last week, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) issued a ruling examining the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) exception for robocalls made to collect government debt.  The far-reaching effect of the ruling will be to expand the law’s restrictions on robocalls. What are the implications of the SCOTUS ruling on robocalls?

Anti-Robocalling Principles Established by State Attorneys General

August 27, 2019 On August 22, 2019, it was announced that 51 state attorneys general and 12 telecommunications service providers (AT&T, Bandwidth, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated, Frontier, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and Windstream) have collaborated to implement certain anti-robocalling principles intended to protect consumers from the growing scourge of illegal robocalls. In announcing this …

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NYAG Questions Robocall Consent Language in eBay, PayPal User Agreements

June 12, 2015 This Tuesday, Ms. Kathleen McGee, Internet Bureau Chief for the New York Attorney General’s Office, scrutinized the recently revised User Agreements of eBay, Inc. (“eBay”) and PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”), respectively. Specifically, the NYAG has questioned certain robocall consent provisions contained in these agreements, which purportedly authorize the sending of autodialed and/or prerecorded …

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Feds Crack Down on Major Telemarketing and Robocalling Campaign

March 9, 2015 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and 10 state attorneys general have charged Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. (“CCL”) and seven of its telemarketing partners with violating the federal Telemarketing Sales Rule.  The suit alleges that CCL and its telemarketing partners made billions of robocalls from October 2011 through July 2012, aimed at skirting …

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FCC Finds Robocalling Service Provider Liable for TCPA Violations

On May 7, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a notice of apparent liability ruling which held that a robocalling service provider may be held liable for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) related to prior written consent, even if the robocalling service was merely providing transmission facilities that enabled its third …

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