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The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

Showing 17 posts in Telecom Law.

Consensus Growing that TCPA Does Not Mandate Strict Liability

Two recent decisions clear up the issue of when an advertiser can be held legally responsible under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for the illegal acts of its representatives. Read More ›

Congressional Bill to Regulate the Practice of Cramming

On June 13, 2012, Senator John D. Rockefeller introduced a bill in the United States Senate that, if passed, would be called the Fair Telephone Billing Act of 2012. The bill's official title is "a bill to prohibit unauthorized third-party charges on wire line telephone bills, and for other purposes." Read More ›

For Now, Google Loses on First Amendment Dispute

Google and co-defendant Slide, Inc. will have to defend a class-action lawsuit in the Northern District of California after Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denied a motion to dismiss based on First Amendment grounds. Read More ›

FCC Publishes Proposed Anti-Cramming Rule

The FCC recently published a proposed rule that would amend the FCC's Truth-in-Billing rules. Read More ›

Lawsuit Claims Opt-Out Acknowledgments Are Illegal Texts

On August 10, 2011, Badie Jaber, a California resident, filed a class action lawsuit against NASCAR alleging she received an unsolicited text message from the auto racing federation. Read More ›

FCC Cramming Enforcement Advisory

On June 16, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued an Enforcement Advisory on cramming after announcing four Notices of Apparent Liability. Read More ›

California Ruling Assists Plaintiffs In Class Action Over Unwanted Cell Phone Calls

Gutierrez v. Barclays Group is a class action filed in federal court in the Southern District of California under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227). Read More ›

FTC to Host Forum on "Cramming"

On May 11, 2011 the FTC will host a forum in Washington DC to examine how the government, businesses, and consumer protection organizations can work together to prevent consumers from being hit with unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills, a practice known as "cramming." Read More ›

New Legislation Targets "Cramming"

Following on the heels of increased class action activity, state legislatures are increasing the focus on attacking allegations of cramming. Read More ›

T-Mobile Florida Attorney General Mobile Content Settlement Announced

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has reached an agreement with T-Mobile concerning unauthorized billing for third-party charges on consumers' mobile phone bills. Read More ›