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Puja J. Amin

States Demand Real Robocall Relief—Not Broader TCPA: 35 State Attorneys General Request the FCC to Implement New Rules to Combat Illegal Spam Robocalls WITHOUT Broader TCPA

  The myth that private enforcement via the TCPA is stopping the problem is finally starting to unravel as state governing bodies turn to the FCC for real answers on the robocall epidemic. Yesterday, a bipartisan coalition of 35 state attorneys general submitted a reply comment in response […]

THIS IS A TEST: Presidential Alert Probably Didn’t Violate TCPA (Probably) but did it Violate Common Law Privacy Rights or those Afforded by the First and Fourth Amendment? New York Plaintiffs Test it Out.

Last Wednesday, most of us received a jarring alert on our cellphones at approximately 2:18 p.m. (EST) It read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless System. No action is required.” This was a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (“WEA”) system, commonly known as the “Presidential […]

Indiana Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant, Holding that Simply Terminating Health Insurance Is Not Revocation of Prior Express Consent Under the TCPA

An Indiana couple recently discovered that cancelling your healthcare insurance plan means only that: the plan is terminated. In Wilkes v. Caresource Mgmt. Group Co. Case No. 4:16-CV-38 JVB, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167107, the Indiana court held that simply canceling your insurance coverage is not enough to […]

Right to Robocall: Federal Judge Strikes Down Wyoming’s Ban on Political Robocalls, Finding That It Violates First Amendment Rights

A federal judge recently put a kibosh on a Wyoming statute that prohibits political robocalls, ruling that they are protected by the First Amendment, despite Wyoming’s attorney general arguing that the statute advances states’ interest of residential privacy. Judge Alan B. Johnson found in a ruling filed last […]