The TCPA Year in Review

2016 was an exceptionally busy year for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Supreme Court decisions, FCC rulings, and extensive new case law. This article summarizes the highlights.

Defendant’s Conduct May Waive Arbitration Requirement

As detailed in this article, a defendant may waive its right to compel arbitration by refusing to pay arbitration fees, by participating in class litigation pre-certification, or by participating too long in an individual or even a related court action.

New Defenses to Student Loan Repayment Based on School Misconduct and Closures

This article describes Oct. 28 Department of Education rules providing key new rights for student loan borrowers: arbitration limits, school-related defenses to loans, and strengthened closed school and false certification discharges.

NCLC Releases Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (9th ed.)—Print and Online

NCLC has just released in print and online Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (9th ed. Dec. 2016) (1011 pp.). This article sets out what subscribers and non-subscribers should know about the new edition.

FTC Amends Used Car Rule; How to Challenge "As Is" Car Sales

On November 10, the FTC issued a final regulation amending its Used Car Rule. This article explains the rule changes and then lists 15 ways in which a consumer can bring an action for a defective used car despite an “as is” disclaimer.

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