Topic: Consent

Telemarketers Take Note: TCPA “Prior Consent” Rules Go Into Effect Today

As of today, October 16, 2013, telemarketers and other businesses that place pre-recorded calls to residential phones or cell numbers will have to obtain prior written consent from owners before placing a single call. Failure to do so could be costly, write Gerald Ferguson and Theodore Kobus at BakerHostetler: “Consumers receiving calls in violation of… Read more »

Telemarketers Have Until October 16 to Change Their Automatic Dialing Procedures. The Stakes Are High, Are You Ready?

“…a business can only invoke the prior express consent exception for autodialed or prerecorded calls to a mobile phone or for prerecorded telemarketing calls to a residential line if the called party has physically or electronically signed an agreement that clearly authorizes calls or texts to be made to their phone number by that particular… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »