We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In this issue, we examine several FCC releases and filings made in late December, before the agency suspended operations due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. Most notably, we review the agency’s call for comments on a petition seeking clarification of the meaning of “telemarketing” and “dual purpose” under the TCPA. We also cover recent petitions to the agency, including one seeking a ruling about the use of soundboard technology, which allows callers to communicate with consumers through prerecorded messages with the option to speak directly to consumers. In addition, we discuss a recent Eighth Circuit holding for an insurance company in a multimillion-dollar TCPA class action. Based primarily on the carrier’s careful record-keeping practices, the court held that the company was entitled to the presumption that its insured received notice of the TCPA policy exclusion.
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