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). This month’s issue includes a discussion of consensus robocall legislation that was recently approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, which is pending in the Senate, would require voice service providers to adopt call authentication frameworks that enable them to identify and block robocalls. We also review recent FCC orders on TCPA requirements, including one that authorizes a company to use its d/b/a name in its voice messages and another determining that an online fax service is not a “telephone facsimile machine.”
In our Litigation Update, we take a look at two cases decided earlier this year in which courts allowed fraud claims to proceed against serial TCPA plaintiffs. The decisions highlight the importance of conducting an investigation when defendants in TCPA cases suspect a setup or if a serial plaintiff is involved.
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