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Susan N. Nikdel

Stay It Ain’t So: Court Rejects Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine in TCPA Case Because of “Minimal Risk” of Inconsistent ATDS Rulings – Internet Breaks

Because the TCPA landscape is in complete disarray regarding the definition of an ATDS, we have been opining that the primary jurisdiction doctrine is a TCPA Defendant’s best friend. However, the Western District of Pennsylvania seems to disagree as it denied Defendant’s motion to stay a TCPA suit […]

T.V. Borrows the Internet’s TCPA Star: Czar Takes to the Airwaves to Press for Common Sense Changes to the TCPA

It’s not your imagination, the Czar has been making appearances in television segments across the country the last few weeks. In stories reported in San Francisco and Boston and shared by sister stations in Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas, Womble Bond Dickinson’s star class litigator— and TCPA know-it-all—Eric […]

The Czar to Appear In Person: WBD Partner Eric J. Troutman to Speak on TCPA at MBA’s Big Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington D.C. Next Month

Well, its official. The Czar of TCPAland—Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Eric J. Troutman— will be speaking about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) at the MBA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference on September 16, 2018 in Washington D.C. The Czar will be sharing the stage with “Kingmaker” Jeremy Gladstone—Capital One’s […]

Going Back to Cali: Class Claims Brought by California Resident in Florida Dismissed For Lack of Jurisdiction, While Claims by Other Plaintiff Survive ATDS Challenge

Yesterday, two Plaintiffs encountered a divergent result as to the fate of their TCPA class action claim at the pleading stage. In Pagano v. Quicken Loans, Case No. 3:18-cv-117-J-20JBT, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120933 (M.D. Fl. July 19, 2018), two Plaintiffs – Pagano, a Florida resident, and Norris, […]