Last week Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) announced that it will separate into two independent and publicly traded companies. One company will consist of the majority of Neustar’s Information Services, while the other will focus on providing Order Management & Numbering Services, including NPAC (Number Portability Administration Center). Lisa Hook, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of […]
Pursuant to a motion filed in Florida federal court last Friday, JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $3.75M to resolve a proposed class action in alleging the bank autodialed cellphone numbers that were reassigned from former customers to new users who hadn’t agreed to receive calls.
Both the FTC and the CFPB filed comments to the May 6, 2016 FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the TCPA. We would have liked to have seen more specific suggestions, especially from the CFPB, which has been studying the topic for years now.
Last year, the TCPA statute was amended allowing an exemption for calls made to collect a debt owed to the United States. The amendment also directed the FCC to develop rules that “may restrict or limit the number and duration of calls made to a number assigned to a cellular phone service.” …But there are two possible interpretations of “duration of calls.”
Last week, ConServe, a leading private collection agency and federal contractor that provides services to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Treasury, filed comments to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TCPA. The comments were thorough and well-reasoned. Unfortunately, the deck at the FCC is likely stacked against collectors.
Through a public notice yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the anticipated renewal of its Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) and solicited applications for membership, subject to renewal of the Committee’s charter. It is expected that the two-year membership term on the Committee, would commence on October 22, 2016. Applications for membership are due by 11:59 P.M., […]
The second annual First Party Summit will take place October 17-19, 2016, at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa just outside Chicago. Last year the inaugural event sold out. Preview the agenda now, and sign up so you don’t miss the opportunity.
Yesterday, the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) filed joint comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) May 16, 2016 proposed rule regarding non-telemarketing “robocalls” made to collect debts owed to or guaranteed by the United States.
Court: “This case is typical of the TCPA class action cases… members received notice of the settlement more than five years after receiving the unsolicited fax, making the likelihood of filing a claim very low. In this appeal, which consists of a 12-volume record and 120 pages worth of briefs… the only ones who stand to reap any significant benefit from a favorable outcome are the attorneys for the class.”
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill held a passionate debate about “robocalls” on Wednesday, during a hearing about the effectiveness of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). We predicted that it would be “fascinating,” and it certainly turned out that way. At the Senate Commerce Committee’s “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25: Effects on […]