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Telecom deadlines & headlines

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

Every non-dominant provider of detariffed interstate interexchange service must certify that it is in compliance with Section 254(g) of the

Consent found in context, court rules in TCPA case

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In dismissing a TCPA claim, a Washington federal court found that the context in which the plaintiff provided his cell phone number constituted

Two recent Yahoo! decisions produce differing results for TCPA liability

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

Yahoo! won dismissal of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) suit when a federal court judge in Pennsylvania held that the company did not

T-Mobile settles TCPA suit for $5 million

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

T-Mobile has agreed to pay up to $5 million to settle a TCPA case in California federal court, and resolve a dispute where the plaintiffs claimed the

Civil False Claims Act: DC Circuit's Verizon II decision strengthens the “first-to-file” bar and rejects the Fourth Circuit's reasoning in Carter

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

The False Claims Acts "first-to-file" jurisdictional bar serves an important gatekeeping function by preventing multiple, related qui tam lawsuits

Eleventh Circuit sides with TCPA plaintiff, sends case to jury

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In a ruling with negative implications for defendants in TCPA suits, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of

U.S. ex rel. Shea v. Verizon wireless: False Claims Act's first-to-file bar applies even after first complaint's dismissal

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

On April 11, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held in U.S. ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership dba Verizon

FCC TCPA ruling provides guidance on mobile app messaging

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

On March 27, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued a Declaratory Ruling interpreting the federal Telephone Consumer Protection

The quagmire of “unauthorized access” remains

  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

In U.S. v. Auernheimer, the 3rd Circuit failed to clarify "unauthorized access" relying on venue. The Court had an opportunity to chime in and

Carriers endorse e-rate funding for broadband

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2014

Comments received by the FCC this week on proposals to boost Universal Service "E-Rate" funding for fixed broadband and Wi-Fi services depict