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 […]

Unprecedented Settlement Rejection: Court Refuses to Approve $17.5MM TCPA Settlement on Current Record–Says “Good Chance” that Class Counsel “Sold the Case Short”

Oh dear. Oh dear me. The Hon. Matthew Kennelly has already made quite the mark on TCPAland. He  handed down the big Aranda ruling that turned Spokeo-based TCPA arguments into minced meat. And he recently prevailed over the largest TCPA settlement in history in the Birchmeier settlement–a $76MM resolution that saw Edelson PC […]

Stop Means Stop: Court Certifies TCPA Class Action in “Stop” Text Message Case–But Forces Class Counsel to Amend Retainer Agreement to Allow Individual Settlement

  TCPAland is so full of interesting little stories. I know from first hand experience that class counsel commonly use an unpleasant little clause to keep their would-be class representatives from settling cases individually. This makes sense to a degree–consumer law firms devote tremendous resources to fighting class […]

Face Off: Marks Lead Attorney Abbas Kazerounian Squares off with the Czar on the Latest Ramble Podcast to Discuss the Impact of Marks and the Future of TCPAland (w/ Pics!)

He was already the Godfather of TCPA class actions, and now he’s the man that brought TCPAland arguably the most impactful TCPA ruling in history– Marks v. Crunch. Abbas Kazerounian–lead counsel for Appellant Marks–joins the Ramble podcast today IN STUDIO to discuss the ruling and its impact on TCPAland. Abbas is […]

First-In-the-Nation-Result: District Court Stays TCPA Case Pending Outcome of Ninth Circuit First Amendment Challenge

Now we’re talking! As I’ve written on multiple occasions, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is the broadest restriction on constitutionally protected speech in our nation’s history. Worse still, the statute is content and viewpoint specific–applying with unequal force depending on the intent and identity of the speaker–and […]