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Monthly TCPA Digest – August 2019

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 discuss the FCC’s unanimous adoption of updated anti-spoofing rules that encompass malicious spoofing originating outside the U.S. directed at consumers within the U.S. and comments on proposed rules regarding default opt-out call blocking. We also review a recent TCPA case at the Eleventh Circuit, Gorss Motels, Inc. v. Safemark Systems, Inc. In Gorss, the court confirmed the invalidity of the FCC’s solicited-fax rule, which required solicited faxes to include compliant opt-out notices. In addition, a concurring opinion called for the full Eleventh Circuit to review its precedent holding that the Hobbs Act requires district courts to treat agency orders interpreting federal laws as binding.

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In This Edition

Part I – TCPA Regulatory Update

Part II – TCPA Class Action Update


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Joshua Briones

Member / Managing Member, Los Angeles Office

Joshua Briones is a commercial litigator who defends consumer class actions for Mintz. He's represented clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail, in cases involving false advertising, unfair trade practices, and other claims.
Russell H. Fox is a wireless communications attorney at Mintz. He guides clients through federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. Russell also participates in FCC proceedings, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents clients in spectrum auctions.
E. Crystal Lopez is a Mintz Associate who focuses her practice on class action defense, with an emphasis on consumer fraud, data privacy, marketing, and compliance issues claims. She has defended corporate clients against class actions at all stages of litigation.