Supreme Court Upholds Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s Robocall Ban

Abusive and harassing robocalls and texts remain against the law, and consumers continue to have remedies available when they receive such unwanted communications As reported by Law360, on July 6, 2020, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s sweeping ban on unsolicited and harassing autodialed and prerecorded telemarketing calls

2020-07-07T12:01:05+00:00July 7th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Plaintiffs Seek Release of DirecTV Customer Contact Info Sealed in Earlier Improper Texting Lawsuit

Thousands of known DirecTV customers who received illegal texts will lose their right to arbitrate their privacy claims Lieff Cabraser and Co-Counsel have requested the district court for permission to contact nearly 9,100 known DIRECTV customers who were plaintiffs’ in a 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuit against the satellite TV giant

2020-07-07T09:45:09+00:00July 7th, 2020|Consumer Fraud|

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval to Wells Fargo’s $17.85M Deal to End 6 TCPA Lawsuits

As reported by Law360 (subscription), Judge Manish S. Shah of the Northern District of Illinois has granted preliminary approval to a $17.85 million settlement with Wells Fargo over consumer claims that the bank violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by improperly sending unsolicited and harassing prerecorded messages to cellphones about mortgages, home equity loans, credit card

2019-07-12T14:35:50+00:00July 12th, 2019|Consumer Fraud|

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|