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The Problem: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three months, you’ve heard of the VW Emissions Scandal. On September 18, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation of the U.S. Clean Air Act to German automaker Volkswagen Group, after it was found that the automaker…

On February 28, 2014, Hyde & Swigart filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of our client, Ms. Smith (here, an alias). In this lawsuit Hyde & Swigart alleged that the Anaya Law Group (a Westlake Village, California, law firm that collects debts) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq….

The TCPA, as enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, makes it unlawful to fax an unsolicited advertisement or other communication unless the sender has an established business relationship with the recipient, the recipient consents to such communication, and the advertisement contains an opt-out notice. The TCPA applies not only to faxed advertisements, but also to…