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Updates from the BLS Consumer Financial Services Committee

The Consumer Financial Services Committee met on May 18, by Zoom, and discussed consumer law developments. We plan to send updates about our meetings that ALSO communicate new consumer regulations, policies and issues. Read more
Our next Zoom meeting will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 11:00 AM PT, and thereafter monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee held its monthly Zoom meeting on December 15, 2021. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee held its monthly Zoom meeting on November 17th. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee held its monthly Zoom meeting on October 20th. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee held its monthly Zoom meeting on August 18th. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee held its monthly Zoom meeting on July 28th. Here’s a summary and a few notes on upcoming meetings and topics. Read more
In Facebook v. Duguid, --- S. Ct. ----, 2021 WL 1215717 (Apr. 1, 2021), a unanimous United States Supreme Court on April 1, 2021, resolved more than a decade of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and untold millions of dollars in claims by disentangling the contorted definition of automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), or autodialer. Courts have struggled to uniformly define this equipment, creating a Circuit split. Read more
On September 28, 2020, on an issue of first impression, a federal district court in Louisiana held that the TCPA’s autodialer and pre-recorded message provision (the “automated-call ban”) is unconstitutional as applied to any calls made between November 2015 and July 6, 2020. Read more
In Glasser v. Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC., No. 18-1449 (2020), the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the TCPA’s definition of an auto-dialer requires random or sequential number generation. This decision aligns with the Third Circuit and certain district courts that are split with the Ninth. In Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, 904 F.3d 1041 (2018), the Ninth Circuit broadly construed the definition to include equipment that dials automatically from a stored list. Glasser adopts a significantly narrower definition. Read more

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