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Monthly TCPA Digest – January 2020

We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this first edition of 2020, we cover breaking news that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a potentially game-changing TCPA case, William P. Barr et al. v. American Association of Political Consultants et al. See our article for details on this case and Facebook, Inc. v. Noah Duguid, et al. Later this month, the Court will decide whether to also hear the Facebook case, which raises TCPA-related First Amendment issues.

In legislative news, the landmark Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (Pallone-Thune TRACED Act) — a far-ranging law intended to reduce robocalls and spoofed calls — has finally been signed into law. See our chart for a breakdown of important TRACED Act deadlines, and read our regulatory section for an update on activity at the FCC.

If you have suggestions for topics you’d like us to feature in this newsletter, or any questions about the content in this issue, please feel free to reach out to an attorney on Mintz’s TCPA and Consumer Calling Practice Team.

In This Edition

Part I – TCPA Litigation Update

Part II – TCPA Legislative Update

Part III – TCPA Regulatory 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.
Esteban Morales is a Mintz litigator who handles class action defense and financial services litigation for companies of all sizes. He defends clients targeted in class action suits, and the results include dismissals at the pleading stage. Esteban practices in Mintz's Sports Law Practice.