Posts by Richard Newman

What Lead Buyers & Lead Generators Need to Know – The Telemarketing Sales Rule

February 12, 2015, by Richard Newman

Recent changes to Federal Communication Commission rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) have slowly evolved into what seems...

What to Do When Your Business Receives a State Attorney General Subpoena

December 30, 2014, by Richard Newman

State AGs can issue subpoenas during an investigation, before initiating a legal case.  Receiving a subpoena from an AG can...

S.D. Cal. Provides Guidance on Definition of Automated Telephone Dialing Systems under the TCPA

November 4, 2014, by Richard Newman

In Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-00348-BAS-BLM (S.D. Cal. Oct. 23, 2014), the United States District Court...

California’s Anti-SPAM Statute Litigation Landscape

October 13, 2014, by Richard Newman

California has the nation’s most aggressive anti-SPAM law, Business & Professions Code § 17529.5 (the “Statute”).  The Statute imposes significant...

Mortgage Lead Generator Fined $500,000 to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Mortgage Refinancing Advertising

September 15, 2014, by Richard Newman

Lead generator, Intermundo Media, LLC used the name “Delta Prime Refinance” in advertisements that falsely claimed homeowners could refinance their...

CFPB and FTC Target Foreclosure Relief Companies That Charge Consumers Advance Fees

July 28, 2014, by Richard Newman

In collaboration with state AG offices and the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to ramp up...

Lead Generation Considerations: CFPB Theories of Recovery and Mitigating Factors

July 1, 2014, by Richard Newman

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) continues to aggressively serve Civil Investigative Demands (“CIDs”) upon lead generators operating...

Court Confirms ATDS Need Not Dial Numbers in a Random or Sequential Manner Under the TCPA

June 4, 2014, by Richard Newman

On May 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that a predictive dialer that...

California Attorney General Provides Guidance on Compliance with Do Not Track

May 26, 2014, by Richard Newman

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General released best practices recommendations for businesses required to comply with changes to...

Court Rejects Challenge to FTC’s Power to Seek Monetary Damages

May 22, 2014, by Richard Newman

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a $163 million judgment against a woman that allegedly...

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