Federal Communications Commission

FCC Proposes Multimillion Dollar Robocall Penalty

On August 24th, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) in the amount of $5,134,500 against John M. Burkman, Jacob Alexander Wohl , and J.M. Burkman & Associates LLC for allegedly sending over one thousand illegal prerecorded messages to wireless numbers without first obtaining the express consent of the recipients in violation of the TCPA …

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Failure to Present Internal DNC Policy Can be Costly

In its infinite wisdom, when drafting the TCPA Congress included two separate and distinct grounds upon which to base a private cause of action. §227(b) Claims First, there's 47 USC §227(b)(1)(A), which makes it unlawful "for any person within the United States, … to make any call... using any automatic telephone dialing system or an …

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Federal Communications Commission and Australia Communications and Media Authority vs. Illegal Robocalls

The United States is not unique in its efforts to combat illegal robocalls.  Consumers in other countries are dealing with the same issue.  In a step towards combining enforcement efforts across international borders, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to “work …

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