3 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Middle District of Florida Court Finds Predictive Dialers Not Subject to TCPA Unless They Randomly or Sequentially Generate Numbers–but Adopts Low Pleadings Standard in the Process

    Womble Bond DickinsonEric TroutmanSeptember 7, 2018

    So theGonzalezanalysis tracks perfectly with that applied in the Central District of California decision ofWash. v. Six Continents Hotels, Case No. 2:16-CV-03719-ODW-JEM, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145639 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2018)–at least to that point. Departing from FCC guidance the GonzalezCourt next turned to whether or not the statutory definition of an ATDS includes predictive dialers.

  2. Central District of California Finds ACA Set Aside All FCC Autodialer Guidance

    Burr & FormanFrank SpringfieldSeptember 5, 2018

    In Washington v. Six Continents Hotels, Inc., No. 2:16-CV-03719-ODW-JEM, 2018 WL 4092024 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2018), the Central District of California found that ACA International v. FCC,885 F.3d 687 (D.C. Cir. 2018) [hereinafter ACA], set aside all prior FCC guidance regarding the definition of an autodialer. The plaintiff, Eric Washington (“Plaintiff”), alleged that Six Continents Hotels, Inc. (“Six Continents”) sent him numerous unsolicited text messages using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).

  3. It Will All Come Out in the “Wash”: Did a Southern California District Court Just Solve the TCPA’s ACA Int’l/ATDS Conundrum Once and For All?

    Womble Bond DickinsonEric TroutmanAugust 29, 2018

    moment contained within the reasoning inWash. v. Six Continents Hotels, Case No. 2:16-CV-03719-ODW-JEM, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145639 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 24, 2018). InWashthe Court ultimately denied a Defendant’s motion to dismiss a TCPA complaint alleging unlawful text messages, but not before obliterating all previous assumptions about how theACA Int’lruling interacts with earlier FCC rulings defining an ATDS.