TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Following the FCC's New Robocalls Order
Navigating Issues of Consent, Strict Liability, Ascertainability, Picking Off/Mootness, Covered Communications and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to class action and in-house counsel for complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and for bringing or defending TCPA lawsuits in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) new order on robocalls. The panel will examine the latest class action trends and settlements under the TCPA and explain how courts are addressing the complex legal issues in lawsuits involving phone, fax and text solicitations.
- Review of new FCC order on robocalls
- Potential damages for TCPA violations
- Recent TCPA issues before courts
- Bringing and defending TCPA claims—strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel
- Best practices to ensure TCPA compliance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the anticipated impact of the new FCC order clarifying the TCPA?
- What measures should companies adopt to ensure compliance with the TCPA?
- How is the vicarious liability theory being leveraged to assign liability under the TCPA to companies for calls, texts or faxes sent by third parties?
- What are some best practices for plaintiff and defense counsel litigating TCPA class claims?
Paul G. Karlsgodt
Mr. Karlsgodt has a diverse complex commercial litigation practice that emphasizes class action defense. He is editor... | Read More
Mr. Karlsgodt has a diverse complex commercial litigation practice that emphasizes class action defense. He is editor and contributor to www.ClassActionBlawg.com, which covers a variety of class-action issues. He has represented major insurers and other FORTUNE 500 companies in nationwide and statewide consumer class action lawsuits and related litigation across the United States.Close
Keith J. Keogh
Mr. Keogh has represented class members before the Seventh Circuit and the First District of Illinois for over a... | Read More
Mr. Keogh has represented class members before the Seventh Circuit and the First District of Illinois for over a decade, and has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2008 through 2012. He is also a frequent speaker on TCPA and other legal topics.Close
John G. Watts
Watts & Herring
Mr. Watts has represented consumers in individual class action cases in state and federal courts and has litigated TCPA... | Read More
Mr. Watts has represented consumers in individual class action cases in state and federal courts and has litigated TCPA claims for several years. He has experience in matters involving class actions, consumer protection, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, wage and hour laws, and other areas. He is a frequent speaker on legal topics including the TCPA.Close
Justin T. Winquist
Mr. Winquist practices in the area of complex civil litigation, with experience with a wide variety of litigation in... | Read More
Mr. Winquist practices in the area of complex civil litigation, with experience with a wide variety of litigation in federal and state courts across the U.S. He has experience in issues involving class actions, insurance, trade secrets, unfair competition, consumer protection, fiduciary duties, contract disputes, and more.Close