Archived Webinar

How the New Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Court Decision Affects Financial Institutions

A NorthLegal Webinar presented March 22, 2018
Duration: Appproximately 1:30 hours:minutes

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On March 16, 2018, the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia finally issued its decision regarding challenges to the FCC's interpetation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act—and it's a mixed bag. A generally good mixed bag, but a mixed bag still.

For the most part, the ruling will be welcome to financial institutions that have strugged to comply with the harsh (and downright unworkable) orders the FCC has published over the years. Some of the most unreasonable parts of the FCC's rules have been overturned—including the definition of what an "automatic telephone dialing system" is and the rule regarding the liability of a financial institution that calls a cell number without knowing it has been reassigned. That's good news.

But the Circuit Court's decision did not resolve many issues, leaving it to trial courts to come up with their own answers until the FCC tries again. That's not good news at all, and it leaves much of the battle still to be fought.

During this webinar, attorney Eric North talks with financial institutions about just what the Court of Appeals did and did not resolve. Participants will learn what the Court said about:

This court decision is an important one for all financial institutions—including those that have already adopted policies and procedures and have included "consent" language to loan, deposit account and customer agreements based on now-overturned FCC orders.


NOTE: This program is intended only for employees of consumer lending institutions. Please contact NorthLegal Training and Publications to obtain approval before registering if you are not an employee of a consumer lending institution.

The fee to attend this archived program is $160.00 if paid by credit card or $170.00 if paid by check. For that fee, you or someone from your financial institution may view this program as often as you like for a period of 180 days. (NOTE: If your financial institution registered for the live program, you already have free access to the archvied version for 180 days! Contact NorthLegal for information.)

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Speaker: Eric North

Eric North, the primary speaker at the programs listed on this site, has represented the interests of credit unions and other financial institutions as an attorney with respect to litigation, compliance, governance, bankruptcy and collections matters since 1984. Eric has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the State of California, and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Eric is also a nationally recognized speaker on legal issues relating to consumer lending institutions, and has presented hundreds of programs on behalf of national, state and local leagues and associations from around the country.

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