Encore Capital Group, Inc. subsidiary Midland Credit Management Inc. (Midland), and several related companies have agreed to a settlement in multi-district TCPA litigation accusing the Defendants of violating the TCPA when trying to reach debtors. This is the fourth large TCPA settlement in July alone.
Last Friday, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a blog entitled “Cutting off Robocalls.” The portion of the piece that has received the most media attention was this: “In regard to the Commission’s expectations that carriers respond to consumers’ blocking requests, I have sent letters to the CEOs of major wireless and […]
All debt collectors and others who call Minnesota telephone lines using a prerecorded or synthesized voice message with an auto dialer should know about the Minnesota Automatic Dialing-Announcing Devices statute, Minn. Stat. § 325E.26, et seq. (“ADAD Act”). In short, the Minnesota statute provides that if you call a Minnesota telephone line – residential or […]
On July 5, 2016 the FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling that the TCPA “does not apply to calls made by or on behalf of the federal government in the conduct of official government business, except when a call made by a contractor does not comply with the government’s instructions.” FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel subsequently issued a compelling statement…
Pursuant to a California federal judge’s preliminary approval order filed yesterday, Citizens Bank will pay over $4.5 million to settle a class action with more than one million members who claim it violated the TCPA by allegedly calling consumers’ cellphones without their permission using an automated dialing system.
On June 20 a U.S. District Court granted a creditor’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed a TCPA claim because the plaintiff had provided prior express consent to be contacted on his cellular telephone when he entered into a contract with the creditor, AND did not provide sufficient proof that the prior consent was revoked.
According to filings yesterday in Georgia federal court, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells) will pay approximately $16.3 million to end a proposed class action alleging it illegally used an ATDS to call customers’ cellphones without their consent.
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.