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Telemarketing Restrictions During Emergencies

Over the last several months, telemarketers have confronted a new reality that forces them to understand the implications of declarations of public health and other emergencies issued by local, state, and federal governmental agencies.  Various jurisdictions have telemarketing restrictions that are triggered upon such declarations, making recent months and the foreseeable future a particularly tricky …

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Telemarketing Contracts: Worth Your While Before You Dial?

Communicating with consumers via telephone and text messaging has been a popular tool for businesses for decades.  With the increasing need for social distancing brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, however, and despite some state restrictions on telemarketing activities during this period of uncertainty, telemarketing has become an even more useful advertising and consumer outreach …

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Virginia’s Amended Telemarketing Regulations Go into Effect on July 1

On April 2, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law that amends the State’s Telephone Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”). The amendments to Virginia’s telemarketing regulations are intended to curb caller ID spoofing and broaden the definition of what a “telephone solicitation call” is within the meaning of the statute. Additionally, the …

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Cruise Company Defendants Settle FTC-Alleged TSR Violations

Cruise Company Defendants Settle FTC-Alleged TSR Violations

A call center and three (3) individuals associated with a telemarketing effort on behalf of Grand Bahama Cruise Line LLC (“GBCL”) recently settled alleged TSR violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”) with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  The FTC intends to litigate this matter against the remaining seven (7) defendants in federal court, including …

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TCPA Law – The Evolving Definition of ATDS

August 9, 2018 Last week, a federal district court in the State of Michigan denied a motion for summary judgment based, in part, on the classification of automatic telephone dialing systems (each, an “ATDS”) within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  This TCPA law action was filed by Kevin A. Gary (“Plaintiff”) …

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