Other Blog Posts in Telephone Consumer Protection Act category

Dell Loses TCPA Lawsuit

Dell Loses TCPA LawsuitA U.S. appeals court has decided that people have a right under a federal law to revoke their consent to being contacted on their cell phones by automated dialing systems. The ruling is a defeat for Dell Inc., which was fighting a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit.The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower court ruling a......

Two Companies Fined For No-Call Violation

Two Companies Fined For No-Call ViolationThe state of Kansas has fined two companies more than $100,000 for violating the Kansas No-Call Act. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said of the ruling, “A great many Kansas citizens have chosen privacy when it comes to telephone solicitors,” Schmidt said. “We take seriously violations of the No-Call Act and we vigorously enforce the law a......

Debt Collectors Not Allowed To Call Cell Phones

Debt Collectors Not Allowed To Call Cell PhonesMany people do not realize that it is actually against the law for telemarketers, debt collectors, and other companies to call you on your personal cellular phone without your permission.A law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA strictly regulates the way companies can call you without your prior consent. These include reg......

Domino's Pizza Settles TCPA Lawsuit For 9.75 Million

Domino's Pizza Settles TCPA Lawsuit For 9.75 MillionDomino's Pizza will be paying a $9.75 million settlement, resolving a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action lawsuit filed in May, 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, a Domino's franchise sent unwanted SMS spam texts to thousands of cell phone subscribers in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi......

A TCPA Filed Against Diabetic Supply Company

A TCPA Filed Against Diabetic Supply CompanyA Telephone Consumer Protection Act has recently been filed against Simplex Healthcare Inc., a diabetic supply company. The Nashville based company has been targeting Missouri residents with telemarketing calls, making more than 500 calls a year to some residents.Simplex, the largest manufacturer of diabetic s......

Yahoo Facing TCPA Lawsuit

Yahoo Facing TCPA LawsuitThe internet service provider Yahoo! is facing a serious Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit in Philadelphia. The lead plaintiff Bill H. Dominguez sued Yahoo! in Federal Court, for sending 4,700 unwanted spam text messages to his cell phone.Dominguez bought a cell phone in De......

TCPA Lawsuit Awarded $571,000

TCPA Lawsuit Awarded $571,000Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits are on the rise, as people continue to stand up for their rights as consumers. In a recent case in Federal Court in Wisconsin, a debt collector called someone more than 1000 times; the individual, Mr. Nelson, sued the debt collector for violating the TCPA, and was awarded $571,000 in statutory damages. Part ......

Two TCPA Cases Protecting Consumer Rights

Two TCPA Cases Protecting Consumer RightsTwo recent TCPA cases are continuing an encouraging trend of protecting consumer rights. In the first, a putative class action suit filed against Economic Strategy Group and Caribbean Cruise Line in late December 2012, the court sided squarely with the plaintiff in proceeding with the case. Economic Strategy Group used an automatic dialing machi......

Telemarketing Health Insurance Scam

Telemarketing Health Insurance ScamA case of unscrupulous telemarketing scam artistry has resulted in a heavy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The principal defendants in the FTC's case, Roy and Judy Hamilton, tricked consumers into buying pricey "health insurance," and instead sold them membership into the Independent Association of Businesses (IAB). The couple preyed on ......

Target - Stop Debt Collection Harassment

Is Target harassing you over a debt?  Is Target placing robocalls to you or sending you unsolicited text messages?  You have rights under state and federal laws!  We will aggressively enforce the law to stop this harassment.  Not only will we stop the harassment, but you may be entitled to money damages, too.  Finally, you won’t have to pay us a dime for our services.  Keep reading to learn ......

Ninth Circuit Updates Language in TCPA Decision

The U.S. Ninth Circuit District Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California recently updated its earlier opinion regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); on December 28, 2012, the court changed some of the language in a decision it had written earlier in the year.  The case ruled against a debt buyer; the case was not changed by the updated opinion.  The TCPA restricts telephone sol......

Robocalls During Election Season

A California man is suing several L.A. labor unions for robocalls to his cell phone during election season.  Rober Arkow, 62, is a veteran communications electrician for the city of Los Angeles; the group he’s suing includes his own union."This is a wholesale scourge of our privacy," Arkow said. "I want it to stop, and the only way you can beat them up is to hit their pocketbook.  Make them pay......

Mobile Phone Connection Problems

Although mobile phones have slowly taken over in the U.S. – an estimated 91% of American adults own mobile phones, up from 88% in 2012, and about 60% own “smartphones” – we still remain prone to a variety of unwanted intrusions through these devices, as well as technical problems, which were the subject of a major study in 2012 by the Pew Research Center. Its “Internet & American Life Project” ......