Category Archives: Direct Response

Supreme Court Guts FTC’s Enforcement Powers and Clout

Last Thursday morning, Eastern Daylight Time, the world of the FTC shook like never before.  At that time, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous but unsurprising decision with seismic consequences for the potency of the FTC’s enforcement … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be an Autodialer? The Supreme Court Gives the Answer

In “To Be or Not To Be an Autodialer” (October 2018), I discussed the technical, yet raging, legal controversy in the telemarketing world over the meaning of an “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), the federal law governing … Continue reading

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FTC Pleads with Congress to Save Its Monetary Authority

With its judge-made authority to obtain money from defendants under mortal assault in the federal circuits and facing the distinct possibility of burial by the Supreme Court this term, the Federal Trade Commission is asking Congress to preemptively save that … Continue reading

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