Weird to think that we’re now closer to 2023 than we are to the start of 2022. Time certainly flies!
So as I do every year I wanted to pause mid-way through 2022 and provide a quick breakdown of the big TCPA stories of the year so far. Below is a list of the most READ stories on TCPAWorld.com–that’s how you know they’re critical to keep in mind.
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But moving past the field guide, here are the TOP TEN biggest TCPA stories of the year so far. (Click the underlined text to read the article):
10. The Plaintiff’s bar has switched tactics to leverage Berman and attack lead generators. Quinn Street was the first target. They won’t be the last.
9. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that using Active Prospect to track TCPA consent constitutes wiretapping. A California CIPA claim for wiretapping carries a $2,500.00 minimum damage award. So this is a big deal for TCPAWorld, even though it is absurd.
8. Speaking of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals it also massively raised the bar for online consent and arbitration disclosures. The Berman case may end up being the most significant case of the year for folks relying on webform submisisons as part of their business. It also raises the need for clear standards for online leads.
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7. In amongst all the “hard” TCPA news–the BIGGEST legal announcement of all time: The creation of the Troutman Firm. What an incredible rocket ship this thing has been. As enterprises are leaping to get away from BigLaw and its needless waste and expense the Troutman Firm is absorbing huge market share right now. It is simply incredible how much we’ve been able to accomplish in so short a timeframe (and of course the Baroness has a ton to do with that!) Simply incredible. (Still hiring, BTW).
The Troutman Firm is UNLEASHED…
6. The FCC announces the potential for its LARGEST FINE EVER and it has everything to do with the TCPA. No further commentary needed on that one.
5. Then there was that time a magistrate judge in Massachusetts tried to invalidate 99% of online webforms with a really odd E-Sign Act ruling…
4. Now some GOOD news on this list– that SPECTACULAR win against Nathan Barton. You know the one where he had to pay $40k in fees for apparently manufacturing a lawsuit. (He moved for reconsideration on that one, BTW. More to come.)
3. Citibank faces absolutely crushing TCPA exposure (over $1BB it looks like) related to wrong number calls on its credit card business line. The Court certified the case and this is going to end up either a massive settlement or the biggest TCPA trial of all time. More to come.
2. Some how Sean Kay waltzes in here and writes what has already become the second best read story of 2022. His update on the Allstate disaster–you know the story of Allstate having to produce its entire internal DNC list to class counsel–has received absolutely MASSIVE attention since he posted it just last week. He’s obviously a special guy. And I attract special talent.
- And the number one best read story of the year–no surprise here: my wildly popular POWER RANKINGS of all the best Plaintiffs lawyers in the TCPAWorld. Absolutely huge readership on that piece. And why not? Who better to help you assess he danger posed by a putative TCPA class action than the Czar himself. I’ll be honest–I definitely tweaked some folks with this one.
(Just wait until my Defense side Power Rankings come out later this year…)
Hope you enjoyed our mid-year review. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Summit as well!