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Professional Plaintiff’s History of Deception Results in Summary Judgment for Defendant

A TCPA lawsuit in the Western District of Washington recently came to an ignominious end for professional plaintiff Kenneth Johansen. Background In Johansen v. Efinancial LLC, Johansen filed a class action complaint, alleging that Efinancial violated the TCPA by calling his phone number, which was listed on the National Do-Not-Call Registry.  The Defendant filed a Motion for Summary …

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New Colorado Auto Renewal Law Covers Monthly Subscription Programs

State auto-renewal laws require businesses to notify subscribers about upcoming renewals of annual subscriptions, but not month-to-month arrangements. In Colorado, that's about to change. Colorado recently enacted a new law governing automatically renewing consumer contracts, which will take effect on January 1, 2022. For the most part, the new law mimics the requirements and prohibitions found in ROSCA …

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Why Your Calls Get Blocked: How STIR/SHAKEN Works in a Call Path

Congress drafted the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act to address the problems of robocalling and illegal phone number spoofing.  The TRACED Act was signed into law on December 30, 2019.  The FCC’s implementation of this law includes requirements for telecommunications service providers to implement robocall mitigation solutions within 18 months of …

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