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August 28, 2015

In the News Today – August 28, 2015

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its largest-ever Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) fine — $2.96 million — against Travel Club Marketing, Inc. and its owner for allegedly making 185 calls using an automated telephone dialing system. The fine amounts to more than $16,000 per call and is a “cautionary tale for other businesses,” said Nicholas S. Agnello, attorney with Burr and Forman LLP. (Lexology)

An Oakland, CA, plaintiffs’ attorney who recently won a $36 million employment-related settlement from a major bank issued a warning this week that an increased amount of overtime pay lawsuits is coming — especially against “sharing economy” companies, such as Uber and Lyft. (San Francisco Business Times)

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