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HTMLTCPA Risks Increase for the Financial Services Industry
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
Companies in the financial services industry are being targeted in lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Record-setting class action settlements like the recent $75 million settlement involving Capital One have captured the headlines. Moreover, unsettled law...

 

HTMLTexas Apartment Association Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Case
Peter Hansen, Sean D. Jordan, Robert A. Lemus, Kent C. Sullivan; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Fair Housing Act case to address whether the Act prohibits facially neutral conduct that has an unintended disparate impact on members of a protected class. In its amicus curiae brief, the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) argues that the text and history of the...

 

HTMLJust the Fax: Recent TCPA Developments on Liability for Unsolicited Faxes and Fax Opt-Out Notices
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
The end of October 2014 saw two significant developments for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules governing facsimile transmissions, fax opt-out notices and liability for faxes sent by third parties.

 

HTMLTCPA Best Practices: Consent, Compliance, Communication
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) protects consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls, prerecorded or autodialed calls, fax transmissions, and text messages.

 

HTMLEleventh Circuit Reverses Outlier Decision on TCPA Prior Express Consent Standard
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has clarified the standard for “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in a September 29, 2014 decision reversing an outlier ruling by a lower court. In Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc.,...

 

HTMLTCPA Hot Issues - TCPA Restricts Autodialed Calls, but Courts Split on Meaning of Autodialer
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
To autodial or not autodial, that is the question. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defines autodialer as “equipment which has the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or sequential number generator, and to dial such numbers.” 47 U.S.C....

 

HTMLTCPA Hot Issues: Is the Scope of Consent Unlimited?
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
What constitutes valid consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A hot issue in TCPA litigation is the scope of consent necessary to place automated calls to consumers where the consumer has provided a cell phone number to a company in connection with a specific transaction or...

 

HTMLFor Whom the Ring Tones: TCPA Litigation and the Insurance Industry
Thomas M. Byrne, Thomas W. Curvin, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Cheryl L. Haas; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone or text using an automated telephone dialing system—or that has independent or...

 

Adobe PDFSupreme Court of Texas Provides “Much-Needed Clarity” to Texas Spoliation Jurisprudence
Robert A. Lemus, Robert D. Owen, Kent C. Sullivan, Carter L. Williams; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
On July 3, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a significant opinion in Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Jerry Aldridge, No. 10-0846 (Tex. 2014), that clarifies the standards governing the spoliation of evidence in Texas as well as the parameters of a trial court’s discretion to impose a remedy...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Holds Cost to Remove Carbon Dioxide Injected in Enhanced Recovery Operations Is Properly Deductible from Royalties
Sean D. Jordan, Stephanie E. Kinzel-Tapper, Carter L. Williams; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
On June 27, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion in Marcia Fuller French, et al v. Occidental Permian Ltd., No 12-002 (Tex. June 27, 2014), a case closely followed by the oil and gas industry.1 In its unanimous decision and on an issue of first impression, the court declared that removal of...

 


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