Text Messaging

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly published the following post on the Official FCC Blog: TCPA: It is Time to Provide Clarity. Commissioner O’Rielly stressed the need for the FCC to address TCPA petitions as soon as...

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The Federal Trade Commission has secured a stipulated judgment against a marketer who allegedly sent millions of deceptive text messages. The enforcement action is notable for the FTC’s suggestion that sending text messages without consent...

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Documents filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida reveal that a Florida mall developer and its mobile marketing service provider have agreed to pay $6,500,000 to settle claims...

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Only two months remain before the Federal Communications Commission’s updated consent requirements for marketing-related text messages take effect.  Violations will give rise to liability for statutory damages of $500-$1,500 per message, depending on the extent...

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On November 29, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission issued an important Declaratory Ruling concerning the legality of sending a text message to confirm a user’s request to opt-out of receiving future text messages.  As background,...

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated opinion in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332 (June 17, 2010). The opinion, however, provides little guidance as to whether individuals have a...

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