The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) is the primary law in the U.S. governing the conduct of telemarketers. Its primary regulator is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The TCPA restricts the use of dialers, prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages received by cell phones, and the use of fax machines. Even though the law was not designed with ARM in mind, debt collectors often find themselves restricted in the communication technology they can use. In addition, contradictory guidance from regulators and court rulings has led to an explosion in the number of TCPA cases collection agencies must defend.

insideARM maintains an abundance of information about TCPA developments related to the ARM industry. View our case law grid here, and our TCPA Toolbox here.

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Using ACA v. FCC Decision, District of Nevada Grants Summary Judgment to Agency on TCPA Claim

4 April 2018

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Long-Awaited D.C. Circuit's TCPA Ruling

20 March 2018

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Commissioners Comment on Circuit Court Ruling in ACA v. FCC

20 March 2018

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Breaking: DC Circuit Court Reverses Key Provisions in FCC’s 2015 TCPA Rules

16 March 2018

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TCPA Caselaw Review for January 2018

6 March 2018

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Zani v. Rite Aid Helps Define Boundaries of Healthcare Exception to TCPA

27 February 2018

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Church Provides No Sanctuary: Sixth Circuit’s FDCPA Decision May Breathe New Life into TCPA Spokeo Arguments

22 February 2018

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Southern District of Florida Finds Telephone Dialing System Not an ATDS Under the TCPA

12 February 2018

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TCPA Case Law Review for December 2017

30 January 2018

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TCPA Case Law Review for September-November 2017

11 December 2017

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District Court Doubles Down on Romero and Again Dismisses TCPA Claim for Lack of Article III Standing

7 December 2017

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Court Bends Every Rule, Grants Dismissal to Kohl’s in “Opt-Out Evader” TCPA Suit –Blesses Contractual Revocation Clause

5 December 2017

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89 Call Recordings Not Enough to Convince Court that Plaintiff Did Not Revoke Consent

4 December 2017

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LiveVox Joins Innovista Law to Provide Insight on TCPA Takeaways from 2017 in Upcoming Webinar

4 December 2017

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BREAKING NEWS: Industry-Friendly Decision in VoIP Case

30 November 2017

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Voice over Internet Protocol - Yesterday, Today and Back to Yesterday

30 November 2017

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FCC Issues New Proposed Robocall Blocking Rules; Collectors Have a Unique Challenge

20 November 2017

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Second Circuit Declines to Rehear Decision on Revoking TCPA Consent

2 November 2017

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In Connecticut, 29 Call Attempts in 24 days May Be FDCPA Violation

2 October 2017

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The Gathering Avalanche: “Robocall” Blocking, and What Can be Done

11 September 2017