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The U.S. Supreme Court Narrowly Construes the Definition of an ATDS (or Autodialer) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

USA - April 2 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, resolved a circuit split on how to interpret the term "automatic telephone dialing system"…

Lori Chang, Brian T. Feeney, David G. Thomas, Ed Chansky, Ian C. Ballon, Tyler J. Thompson.

FCC Expands Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule and Preempts Chicago Ordinance Restricting Placement of Satellite Dish Antennas

USA - January 20 2021 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued two orders regarding its Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule (OTARD Rule), which protects…

FCC Reforms Process for Coordinating with Executive Branch to Review Transactions and License Applications Involving Foreign Ownership

USA - October 5 2020 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules to reform its process for referring applications that involve foreign ownership to the…

Mitchell F. Brecher.

FCC Adopts Safe Harbors to Encourage Phone Companies to Block Illegal Robocallers

USA - July 20 2020 On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to further strengthen protections against illegal and unwanted robocalls…

Mitchell F. Brecher.

FCC Subjects Robocallers and Caller Identification Fraudsters to Increased Penalties and Broader Enforcement

USA - May 6 2020 On May 1, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to strengthen protections against robocalls and the manipulation of caller…

Mitchell F. Brecher.