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No April Fool’s JOKE Here– A Unanimous Supreme Court Provides TCPA Relief!!

On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its 9 – 0 decision in the highly anticipated case of Facebook v. Duguid. In a landmark ruling, the Court concluded that the TCPA automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) statutory definition controls - for the TCPA to be in effect the dialing equipment must have the capacity to: a) store a number using a random or sequential number generator, or b) produce a number using a random or sequential number generator.   Read more

FDCPA Bona Fide Error Defense Applies to Mistaken Interpretation of Statute of Limitations

In recent years, debt collectors have faced a barrage of class action lawsuits alleging FDCPA violations for failing to disclose that a debt is outside the applicable statute of limitations. But what is “the applicable statute of limitations?”  Read more

Whitney White Selected to 2021 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that for the third year in a row Whitney White of our Dallas Office has been named as a Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers. Read more

Washington's New Work-at-Home Rule is Now in Effect for Debt Collectors

Washington's permanent work at home collection rule is now in effect.  The rule imposes new and onerous privacy, security, and IT requirements on collection agencies that utilize work at home collectors to contact Washington consumers.  For example, the new rule requires work at home collectors to live in the United States within 100 miles of a licensed office.  Work at home collectors that live outside the country may no longer contact Washington consumers.  Read more

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