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DC Circuit Denies Intervenors’ Petition for Rehearing En Banc After Striking Down FCC Regulations Requiring Opt-out Notifications on Solicited Fax Advertisements

On March 31, 2017, the D.C. Circuit struck down FCC regulations requiring that solicited fax advertisements include opt-out notifications, holding that the TCPA did not grant the FCC the authority to impose such a requirement when, by its express terms, the TCPA applies only to unsolicited fax advertisements. Order, Yaakov v. Federal Communications Commission, No. … Continue Reading

D.C. Circuit May Have Finally Killed TCPA Class Actions Over Solicited Faxes Without Opt-Out Notices!

On Friday, in a split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit entered its long-awaited ruling in Yaakov v. Federal Communications Commission, holding that “the FCC’s 2006 Solicited Fax Rule is [] unlawful to the extent that it requires opt-out notices on solicited faxes.” Order, Yaakov v. Federal Communications … Continue Reading

Yaakov v. FCC – Will TCPA Opt-Out Requirements Be Stricken for Permissive Faxes?

By its express terms, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) applies only to unsolicited faxes. 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(1)(C) & (a)(5). However, in May 2006, the FCC promulgated new rules concerning fax advertisement transmissions that stated that “[a] facsimile advertisement . . . sent to a recipient that has provided prior express invitation or permission … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Allows Putative TCPA Class Action to Proceed, Citing FCC Ruling,

On October 23, 2015, the Third Circuit vacated a summary judgment decision in Yahoo, Inc.’s favor based on a recent Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) order that expanded the definition of an “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc., No. 14-1751, slip op. at 9 (3d Cir. Oct. 23, 2015). The … Continue Reading

The FTC’s Thoughts on Why “Unlimited Data” Shouldn’t Need Scare Quotes

“Unlimited data” shouldn’t need scare quotes: what recent FTC action may mean for wireless providers, broadband companies, and class action plaintiffs On October 28, 2014, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued AT&T’s mobile division in the Northern District of California (F.T.C. v. AT&T Mobility LLC, Case No._ [N.D. Cal., Oct. 28, 2014] “AT&T … Continue Reading
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