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Pre-recorded calls don’t violate TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act implicitly provides a “reasonable reliance” defense for companies accused of making unwanted pre-recorded solicitation calls, a U.S. District Court judge has determined. Defendant Boston Scientific Corp., a medical device manufacturer that partnered with health clinics ...

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Disability denial overturned on flawed RFC assessment

The denial of a plaintiff’s application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income should be reversed and remanded in light of an administrative law judge’s faulty assessment of exertional and nonexertional “residual functional capacity,” according to the ...

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No fiduciary duty owed to IRA beneficiary

The commercial custodian of non-discretionary individual retirement accounts did not owe a fiduciary duty to a named beneficiary of those accounts, but the beneficiary could maintain a suit under the consumer protection statute, G.L.c. 93A, by credibly alleging that the ...

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