With the Supreme Court recently upholding the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), political campaigns, PACs, and grassroots GOTV organizations now know the tools by which they will be allowed to go to battle as it relates to the use of text messaging to get out the vote, raise awareness and raise funds.

Yesterday, a divided Supreme Court issued a plurality opinion in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc.  (“Political Consultants”) striking down and severing a 2015 amendment to the TCPA, which exempts government debt collection calls (“government debt exemption”) from the statute’s general prohibition on calls to cell phones (“cell phone ban”).  The

From court closures and the way judges conduct appearances and trials to the expected wave of lawsuits across a multitude of areas and industries, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a notable impact in the litigation space—and is expected to for quite some time.

To help navigate the litigation landscape, we are kicking off a webinar

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Consumer spending in the US plunged more than 13% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As states begin reopening and marketers begin refocusing on

A blog post authored by Seyfarth attorneys Darren Dummit, Robert Milligan and Stanley Jutkowitz, titled Mass Texts: How the Cannabis Industry Must Deal with the Surge of TCPA Class Actions During Covid-19,” was referenced in a new story from Law.com.

The Law.com article explores how TCPA class actions are targeting the cannabis industry.

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 6, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a First Amendment challenge to a 2015 amendment to the TCPA, which exempted calls regarding debts owed to the government from certain of its prohibitions.  While most Justices seemed to agree that the exemption was a content based restriction on speech, the

“The chirp, buzz, or blink of a cell phone receiving a single text message is more akin to walking down a busy sidewalk and having a flyer briefly waved in one’s face. Annoying, perhaps, but not a basis for invoking the jurisdiction of the federal courts.”

Salcedo v. Hanna, No. 17-14077, 2019 WL 4050424,