Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Important! The Sixth Circuit Further Defines “Advertisement” Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 7/14/2015byJoel Gottesman | BakerHostetler

Last month, in a case of first impression, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion finding that unsolicited faxes intended strictly for informational purposes were not “advertisements” and therefore not actionable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. 227 et. seq.
Sandusky Wellness Center v. Medco Health Solutions, No. 14-4201 (6th Cir. June 3, 2015) concerns Sandusky Wellness Center, a healthcare provider, and Medco Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager that acts as an intermediary between employers, health plan sponsors and drug companies. Services provided by Medco include keeping and updating a list of medicines, known as a formulary, that are available through a given healthcare plan. More

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