On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an omnibus, Declaratory Ruling and Order (FCC Ruling) seeking to clarify certain ambiguities in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The TCPA was enacted in 1991 with the purpose of protecting consumers’ privacy rights against unwanted robocalls.



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The United States District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled in Shaya Baird v. Sabre Inc., that a consumer who voluntarily provides a phone number in the process of completing a transaction thereby gives express consent for purposes of the consent defense to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  NO.2:13-cv-00999-SVW-JRP, 2014