The Florida “Mini-TCPA”

Before you can understand the Florida mini-TCPA, you need to know its predecessor. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal law. You may already be familiar with it without knowing what it is. It places limits and restrictions on any person or business that solicits customers by telephone. Here are three such limits: Time Restrictions (8:00 am to 9:00 pm) Robocalls Do Not Call (DNC) Read More

The Different Types of Business Entities, and How to Choose Yours

Many of the most important decisions that business owners make take place before they open their doors to their first client. One of these essential decisions is what type of business entity your company will register as. Your business entity is the structure your company takes, and it helps determine the requirements for ownership and taxes. There is no single “best” option to choose for a business entity. It Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Contracts

Contracts are the foundation of any working relationship. They help set expectations, establish practices and provisions, and get everyone on the same page. A good contract will explain what each party involved expects from the other, and what they will get in return. The key to a good contract is making sure it is legally enforceable. This is one of the reasons that contracts are best when written instead of just Read More

Two Significant Recent Developments in Marketing Law

Marketing law, like all law, is constantly evolving and changing. In this Blog, we are going to give an overview of two recent unrelated Supreme Court cases that both have major effects on the future of marketing. AMG vs. FTC The first case involves AMG Capital Management, a payday loan company founded by former race car driver Scott Tucker. In 2012, the FTC investigated AMG (as they regularly do with Read More

How Often Do FTC Proceedings Result in Criminal Prosecutions?

While all businesses are overseen by a variety of regulations and agencies, perhaps the most serious is the Federal Trade Commission (often abbreviated as the FTC.) The FTC is dedicated to enforcing antitrust and consumer protection laws, working to protect competition with industries and choice among consumers. If you were unclear about the amount of power the FTC holds over your business, the answer is “a lot,” as Read More

What State Actions Can Be Taken Against Telemarketers?

When we talk about actions that can be taken against telemarketing companies, much of the conversation revolves around the Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission seeks to combat deceptive and unfair trade practices by protecting competition and protecting consumers. At Cove Law, P.A., over our twenty-five plus years of serving the telemarketing industry, we have dealt with plenty of cases coming from Read More

What is the Telephone Consumers Protection Act?

Most people have probably heard of the Telephone Consumers Protection Act (TCPA), although they may not know what it actually is. In short, the TCPA is a federal law that regulates telephone solicitations to consumers. To further explain, please watch this Video from our founder, Attorney Andrew Cove, explaining the TCPA:  As you saw in the Read More

What Are the Biggest Challenges in FTC Cases?

At Cove Law, P.A., we have almost three decades worth of experience working with the FTC. The Federal Trade Commission, whose stated goal is to protect consumers from deceptive business practices, will bring their full power to any case which they investigate. For more information about their process, click here to read our Blog about the power that the FTC holds over businesses (yes, including yours.) In all our Read More

Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid – The Supreme Court Narrows the TCPA Definition of an Automated Telephone Dialing System

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision - Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, et al. -  narrowed the types of telemarketing calls prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the “TCPA”).  Specifically, the Court ruled that the TCPA only covers calls and texts made to cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system that stores or produces telephone numbers with a Read More

What Can Telemarketing Compliance Do For My Company?

At Cove Law, P.A., we have been serving the telemarketing industry for over 25 years. That means that we know intimately how complicated it can be. Doing business in the telemarketing industry is strictly regulated, and oftentimes companies may not even realize that they are breaking a rule until it is too late. One of the services that we offer to help businesses all across the nation is Telemarketing Read More