California Federal Judge Rules DIRECTV Cannot Avoid Robocall Lawsuit

As reported by Bloomberg Law (subscription), on Friday March 29, 2019, U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California certified two proposed plaintiff classes in a federal lawsuit against DIRECTV over allegations the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by directing debt collection companies to make unwanted telemarketing phone

2019-04-02T13:10:59+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Consumer Fraud|

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $5M Proposed Settlement in Nationwide Insurance Robocall Class Action

As reported by Law360, a federal judge has preliminarily approved a $5 million settlement in the class action alleging that Nationwide Mutual Insurance violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending harassing repeat auto-dialer calls, texts, and voice messages to consumers without their consent.

2019-03-22T14:27:00+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Consumer Fraud|

Complaints About Automated Robocalls Rose Dramatically in 2017

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report reveals that consumer complaints about harassing unwanted automated telemarketing calls jumped significantly in 2017, and have quadrupled since 2009. There were a total of 4.5 million robocall complaints last year, and the agency received an additional 2.5 million complaints about live telemarketing calls; on average, the FTC received over

2018-01-03T09:06:02+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Consumer Fraud|