In the News Today - March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017
Petition Before the FCC Would Open Flood Gates For Abusive TCPA Litigation: A petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Cunningham-Moskowitz Petition, seeks to do away with long-standing FCC policy. If adopted, the petition would require companies to obtain new and specific written consent from all existing customers for all types of communication (informational and otherwise), opening them up to an even bigger flood of expensive and abusive TCPA litigation. Unsurprisingly, the petitioners in this case, are two well-known TCPA litigants. (ILR Blog)

CA Judge "Balks At Class Certification" in Toyota Smart Key Suit: A California judge said yesterday that she was inclined to deny certification to a putative class of hundred of thousands of Lexus and Toyota vehicle owners with allegedly defective systems that remain on without a key. Judge Ann I. Jones cited "highly individualized" questions about how drivers accidentally leave their cars running. (Law360)