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HTMLTCPA Hazards Abound Following Busy Month for the FCC
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 30, 2016, previously published on November 28, 2016
On November 16, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a final rule regarding the treatment of debt servicing and collection calls made by or on behalf of the federal government under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The rule, a result of the Bipartisan Budget Act of...

 

HTMLTCPA RIP?
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 23, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
The outcome of the 2016 presidential election has left many prognosticators scrambling to figure out the policy implications of the incoming Republican change in administration. Among countless other things, companies affected by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) should consider whether...

 

HTMLReverse the Charges: Challengers Push Forward in Appeal of 2015 TCPA Order, Oral Argument Set for October 19
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016
n July 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a much-anticipated Declaratory Ruling and Order aimed at clarifying certain aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As previously reported, more than a dozen parties filed appeals to the Order, claiming that it did...

 

HTMLHeads I Win, Tails You Lose: TCPA Defendants Finding Success in Striking “Fail-Safe” Class Allegations
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 27, 2016, previously published on September 27, 2016
The 1964 cold war era movie, “Fail-Safe,” centered on the plight of a U.S. military jet pilot who received an errant instruction to drop a nuclear bomb on Moscow.

 

HTMLCruise Ships Miss the Boat on TCPA Compliance to the Tune of Up to $76 Million
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016
With a trial looming like storm clouds on the horizon, several cruise ship companies and their affiliated travel agencies settled a “robocall” Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action up to $76 million. The settlement, announced on September 8, 2016, was reached just weeks...

 

HTMLPower Play: Energy Utilities Score Big as FCC Approves Use of Robocalls and Texts Under the TCPA; Schools Get an Assist
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Patricia A. Gorham, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a long-anticipated declaratory order, ruling that utility companies may make robocalls and send automated texts to their customers concerning matters closely related to the utility service, without violating the Telephone Consumer...

 

HTMLThree Million Reasons to Understand the New Federal Rules: Deleting Emails Results in Multi-Million-Dollar Rule 37(e) Sanction
Francis X. Nolan, Robert D. Owen, Jim L. Silliman, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
On July 12, a federal district court imposed a $3 million punitive sanction pursuant to the recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e). GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., No. CV 12-1318-LPS, 2016 WL 3792833 (D. Del. July 12, 2016). The sanction was imposed on a corporate defendant...

 

HTMLVoice Over Internet Protocol and the TCPA: The Hidden Pothole on the Information Super Highway
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Patricia A. Gorham, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 27, 2016, previously published on July 27, 2016
Since the enactment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991, technological advances in the way people communicate have often outpaced the ability of the courts and the Federal Communications Commission to reconcile those advances with the TCPA. The proliferation of cell phones and...

 

HTMLU.S. Customs Aims to Increase Enforcement of the Jones Act
David A. Baay, Jacob Dweck, Susan G. Lafferty, David M. McCullough, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 20, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
In what could foretell a significant increase in the enforcement of the coastwise trade provisions of the Jones Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) announced on July 18 the creation of the National Jones Act Division of Enforcement (JADE). The Jones Act’s coastwise trade...

 

HTMLAdministration Signals Intent to Challenge Judicial Decision That Struck Down Fracking Rule as Unlawful
David A. Baay, Jim L. Silliman; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
On June 24, the Obama Administration filed its notice of appeal to challenge last week’s federal court decision to strike down the newest regulation over hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as being “in excess of its statutory...

 


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