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Refresher Course on California Anti-Spam Law

Recently, much has been written about the newly-enacted California Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CCPA”). With all the attention (rightfully) being given to the CCPA, we wanted to remind readers that the CCPA is merely one of several consumer privacy laws currently on the books in the state of California. The California Anti-Spam Law, codified at …

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First Update on California’s Email Marketing Bill AB-2546

June 6, 2018 We recently blogged about proposed California State legislation that would provide stricter requirements applicable to commercial email advertisements that are sent either from California or to a California resident’s email address. What is the current status of the email marketing legislation? By a vote of 45 to 29, Bill 2546 (the “Bill”) …

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Email Marketing Attorneys and the FTC Clash Over and Settle Spam Claims

March 22, 2017 Last week, email marketing lawyers and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a $500,000.00 settlement between the agency and a company offering weight-loss products which were allegedly marketed via email in violation of federal law.  The FTC alleged that the defendant corporations (all related) and their respective principal “paid affiliate marketers to …

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Have You Been Sued By XMission?

March 13, 2017 We are witnessing a spike in both federal and state unsolicited commercial email lawsuits across the country.  In particular, many suits have been filed in the Utah federal district courts by XMission, L.C. (“XMission”), a Utah-based Internet Service Provider, against advertisers, email marketers, and their respective affiliates, for alleged violations of the …

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Canadian Watchdog Renders First Ever CASL Spam-Related Fine Decision

November 2, 2016 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has fined Blackstone Learning Corp. (“Blackstone”) $50,000 for various violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”).  In the decision, the first of its kind, CRTC determined that Blackstone had violated CASL in connection with sending 400,000 unsolicited commercial email messages without the requisite consent to do …

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Federal Court Serves Up Big Win for Email Marketers in Spam Lawsuit

September 2, 2016 A recent decision in Silverstein v Keynetics, Inc. et al, by a federal judge in the Northern District of California has provided a glimmer of hope to email marketers that the seemingly limitless reach of California’s anti-spam law may finally be abating.  In a spam lawsuit ruling that relied heavily on the …

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