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Federal Court Finds Text Messages From a Chatbot Do Not Constitute a Prerecorded or Artificial Voice Under the TCPA

USA - November 21 2022 Do text messages sent by a chatbot fall within the provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibiting unsolicited calls made…

Sarah Siu, Brooke K. Conkle, Virginia Bell Flynn

Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Unwanted Business Texts Holding TCPA Protection Extends to Business Entities

USA - October 17 2022 On October 12, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision, reversing the dismissal of a lawsuit on the grounds that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

Sarah Siu, Brooke K. Conkle, Virginia Bell Flynn, Alan D. Wingfield

AAA Issues Amended Commercial Arbitration Rules

USA - August 31 2022 Effective September 1, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has finally updated its Commercial Rules and Mediation Procedures, concluding a…

Sarah Siu, Tina Safi Felahi, Virginia Bell Flynn, Amanda L. Genovese, Michael E. Lacy

Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force Targets Facilitators of Foreign Illegal Robocalls

USA - August 5 2022 Escalating efforts to crack down on illegal robocalls, state Attorneys General announced on August 2 that they have established a nationwide…

Sarah Siu, Brooke K. Conkle, Virginia Bell Flynn, Clayton S. Friedman

Eleventh Circuit Requires Standing for All Class-Action Members, Decertifying TCPA Class Settlement

USA - August 1 2022 Class-action plaintiffs do not get a free pass on constitutional standing requirements, as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reminded litigants…

Sarah Siu, David N. Anthony, Brooke K. Conkle, Virginia Bell Flynn