Robo-Call Ruling A Win for Businesses

A recent opinion in a federal appellate case (D.C. Circuit Court) was a huge win for American businesses utilizing automated telephone solicitations.  The court unanimously voted against a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule aimed at limiting auto-dialing devices, but which also would have prohibited calls from any smartphone.  That outcome, which certainly would have […]

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Cannabis, a Potential Business Boom on the Horizon in Illinois

You may have noticed when voting last month in the Illinois primary that Illinois is considering legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.  In fact, 68% of Cook County voters voted in favor of this advisory, nonbinding referendum on the ballot.   It is no secret that the State of Illinois is strapped for cash with nearly […]

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TCPA – Collectors Not Vicariously Liable For Text Messages

In a recent case concerning violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) a federal appellate court affirmed a ruling in favor of payday lenders and lead-generating vendors, holding that these defendants could not be held vicariously liable for the actions of a non-party “publisher” that sent a text message to numerous individuals on behalf […]

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Update on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Recently, an employee filed a complaint in Cook County alleging his employers, Elite Staffing Inc. and Visual Pak Co., collected and stored his fingerprints without his permission. If true, this would be a direct violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  As noted in previous newsletters, we have been expecting an increase in […]

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