To discuss filing a Telemarketer Robocall TCPA lawsuit, please contact Alonso Krangle LLP at 1-800-403-6191 or visit fightforvictims.com.
New York NY (PRWEB) February 02, 2015
The TCPA lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP have launched a new “TCPA Robocall Lawsuits | TCPA Telemarketer Lawsuits” webpage to inform consumers about their rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Also created is a “TCPA Robocall Lawsuit And TCPA Robocall Class Action Lawsuit Questions & Answers And What You Can Do To Stop Harassing Phone Calls” page. This federal law restricts telemarketers’ use of automated telephone equipment to place artificial or prerecorded voice messages (robocalls) and send unsolicited text messages or faxes. Under the Act, consumers have the right to file a Telemarketer Robocall TCPA lawsuit against telemarketers that engage in conduct that violates the provisions of the law. If successful, plaintiffs may collect at least $500 in damages for each unsolicited call or text. However, damages rise to $1,500 per text or call if it can be proven that a telemarketer “willfully or knowingly” contacted a consumer after the individual notified the company of their desire to opt out. (transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.pdf, FCC, October 8, 2014)
The TCPA forbids telemarketers from making robocalls via an automatic dialer or prerecorded message without the unambiguous consent of the recipient. The Act also requires telemarketers that engage in robocalling to provide an automated, interactive “opt-out” mechanism during each call so consumers can immediately tell the telemarketer to stop calling. These rules apply whether or not a phone number is listed on the National Do Not Call Registry, and they apply to both landline phones and cell phones. (transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.pdf, FCC, October 8, 2014)
TCPA Robocall Lawsuits | TCPA Telemarketer Lawsuits
Court documents indicate that a number of TCPA class action lawsuits have recently resulted in large settlements for consumers.
In October 2014, a $32 million settlement was approved in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to resolve claims that Bank of America and other companies called or texted consumers on their mobile phones without their consent using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice. (Case No. 5:11-CV-02390-EJD, 5:12-CV-04009-EJD., 2014 BL 242797)
In August 2014, Capital One and a number of other defendants agreed to pay $75 million to settle similar claims pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. (Case: 1:12-cv-10064)
In September 2014, AT&T struck $45 million settlement that resolved a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Montana, over alleged unsolicited calls made to individuals who purported not to be AT&T subscribers. (Case No. 1:13-cv-00050)
In October 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed against a New York law firm for making unsolicited text message calls to cellular telephones in an effort to offer legal services to financially vulnerable consumers. Complaint is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. (Case 2:14-cv-06010)
Alonso Krangle LLP is offering free legal reviews to any consumer who received robocalls, texts or junk faxes from a telemarketer without the recipient’s prior consent, or after they’ve been informed of the consumer’s desire to opt-out of such calls. To learn more about filing a TCPA lawsuit, please Contact Us At 1-800-403-6191 Or Visit Our Website, http://www.fightforvictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP And Filing A TCPA Robocall Lawsuit Or TCPA Telemarketer Lawsuit
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, Defective Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Construction Site Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Negligence, Whistleblower Actions and Consumer Fraud Cases. A dedicated law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey. To discuss filing a TCPA lawsuit, please contact Alonso Krangle LLP at 1-800-403-6191 or visit fightforvictims.com.
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