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September 29, 2015

In the News Today – September 29, 2015

ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim writes about a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop on “robocalls and caller ID spoofing”. At that workshop, a distinction was made between abusive telemarketer calls and legitimate business calls that consumers want to receive – a difference the FCC had previously failed to recognize in its ruling on liability and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). (ILR Blog)

$1.1 million in contributions by a single plaintiffs’ firm to a super PAC that is targeting U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the Louisiana governor’s race is “unprecedented and troubling”, said Melissa Landry, executive director, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch. (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have filed more than two dozen lawsuits against Volkswagen AG in the wake of the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of its emissions-related probe into the car maker. The lawyers are now seeking to consolidate these suits. (Wall Street Journal)

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