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Law Firms Representing Camp Lejeune Clients Accused Of Violating TCPA

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

In case you haven’t heard, the residents of a military base in North Carolina filed a water contamination lawsuit against two water treatment plants after cancer-causing chemicals were found in the water in 1982. Since then, former residents have reported various health complications potentially related to their time at Camp Lejeune. It is not… Read More »

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9th Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Class-Action TCPA Lawsuit Over The Definition Of “Voice”

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

In the case of Trim v. Reward Zone USA, the plaintiff, Lucine Trim received several unsolicited text messages from the defendant Reward Zone USA. She filed a putative class-action lawsuit brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). According to Trim, Reward Zone USA violated the TCPA because she received at least three mass… Read More »

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Leadsmarket Faces TCPA Class-Action Lawsuit

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Leadsmarket, which describes itself as “the leading marketplace for consumer loans leads”, is facing a TCPA class-action lawsuit. TCPA Lawsuits against lead gen marketplaces have traditionally been fairly rare. However, a recent case that pitted plaintiffs against QuoteWizard resulted in QuoteWizard being held liable for sending unsolicited text messages under the TCPA. Plaintiffs have… Read More »

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Ohio Used Car Dealership Sued By AG For Failure To Deliver Titles To Customers

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A used car dealership in Akron, Ohio allegedly violated state consumer protection laws when it failed to deliver the vehicle titles to dozens of car buyers, according to a new lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. According to the lawsuit, Yost’s office received 114 complaints concerning the failure to deliver the titles… Read More »

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Plaintiff Sues Facebook For Unwanted Text Messages In Facebook Inc. V. Duguid

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 is a piece of legislation that protects consumers from unwanted, harassing, or abusive telephone communications. Decisions in the past have held that text messages qualify under the TCPA and plaintiffs who received unwanted text messages can file lawsuits. However, there are very specific provisions under the TCPA… Read More »

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OpenAI Accuses New York Times Of “Hacking” ChatGPT To Produce Copyrighted Materials

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

One of the largest newspapers in the world is accusing one of the most popular generative AI apps of producing copyrighted materials. The New York Times alleges that ChatGPT was trained on their newspaper articles and produces content that is similar or identical to copyrighted material. At present, ChatGPT has won most of the… Read More »

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FCC Issues Guidelines For Illegal Robocalls

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

The TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) is a robust piece of legislation that holds businesses accountable for illegal robocalls. Robocalls are made with an auto-dialer or contain a message made with a prerecorded or artificial voice. Advances in AI technology have made it more difficult to discern artificial voices from human ones, but any… Read More »

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Recent Court Decisions Offer Insight Into U.S. Copyright Law

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A recent spate of copyright infringement lawsuits has provided further insight into U.S. copyright law. When and how, for instance, is a tattoo design copyrightable? Can a tattoo artist sue a videogame if his designs appear in the videogame? These are questions that an Ohio federal judge was required to answer in 2024 when… Read More »

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Monster Energy Drink Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Local Restaurant

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Monster Energy Company recently filed a lawsuit against a local Ohio restaurant for trademark infringement. The suit was filed March 9, 2023 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. According to Monster Energy, The Monster Shawarma, a restaurant located in Toledo, “has sold and is offering for sale goods… Read More »

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New Federal Law Informs Consumers About High-Volume Sellers In Major Online Marketplaces

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Congress recently passed a new federal law that took effect in June 2023. The law requires major online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to provide consumers with more information about some of their most active sellers. The INFORM Consumers Act (which stands for Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces) requires sites… Read More »

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