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What banks large and small need to know about “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

USA - October 13 2014 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227, has become the darling of the plaintiff class action industry. Too often the…

Russell J. Kutell, William T. Repasky

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: A Well Executed Punt?

USA - May 16 2016 On Friday, the Supreme Court came out with its long awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. In a nutshell, the Court really decided little: it…

Stephen E. Embry

FMLA leave coverage extends to all same-sex spouses

USA - March 11 2015 Beginning March 27, 2015, all legally married same-sex couples will be eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). Departing…

Anne E. McNab, Amy S. Wilson

Opening the Rule 23 floodgates: did plaintiffs just hit the data breach bulls-eye?

USA - January 22 2015 Big cases often result in significant and unprecedented results. That certainly seems the case with two recent decisions in the Target Data Breach…

Stephen E. Embry

Oui, Mais – “but of course” the 11th Circuit holds wife’s providing cell phone number was “prior express consent” for debt collection calls

USA - October 6 2014 In Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection, 2014 WL 4802457, the Court held that providing a cell number on a hospital admission form was "prior express…

William T. Repasky