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Time Warner Owes $229,500 for Robocalls to the Wrong Person

Many people dislike receiving robocalls. Araceli King disliked receiving 153 of them from a single company. A Manhattan federal judge ruled that Time Warner Cable must pay insurance claims specialist Araceli King, $229,500 for placing 153 automated calls to her cellphone in less than a year, even after she told it to stop. King accused…

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FCC Strengthens Consumer Protections Against Unwanted Calls, Texts

By K&S on June 22nd, 2015 | No Comments

Posted in: TCPA, Telephone Consumer Protection Act
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FCC STRENGTHENS CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNWANTED CALLS AND TEXTS Commission Responds to Requests from Businesses and Attorneys General for Guidance on Robocall Blocking, Autodialers, Recycled Phone Numbers and More WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a proposal to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and spam texts. In a package of…

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Uber Sued in Class Action for Alleged Text-Message Spamming

By K&S on June 9th, 2015 | No Comments

Posted in: TCPA, Telephone Consumer Protection Act
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A class action filed against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) alleges that the San Francisco-based company has been spamming consumer cellphones with text messages. The class action, filed December 2015, claims Uber sent unsolicited text messages to consumers without their express prior consent. If these allegations are determined to be factual, Uber may be found in…

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Stopping “Robocalls” to Your Cellphone

By K&S on January 19th, 2015 | No Comments

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Are you being harassed by robocalls? You may be entitled to as much as $500 to $1,500 per call. In a recent appearance on Eye Opener (PHL17), our own Craig T. Kimmel took a moment to discuss robocalls, how they affect consumers, and what consumers can do when they’re being abused or harassed by these…

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Second Circuit Reverses Ruling in TCPA ‘Express Prior Consent’ Case

When Albert Nigro contacted National Grid to end electrical service to his deceased mother-in-law’s New York home, he never expected to be bombarded with automated collection calls for someone else’s debt. So how does a man wind up in the sights of a debt collector’s auto-dialer for a bill that isn’t his own? During his…

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USCB to Pay Millions in TCPA Debt Collection Class Action Settlement

Have you been receiving pre-recorded messages or automated phone calls to your cellphone from debt collectors? It seems you’re not the only one. Last month, USCB Inc., a receivable and resource management company, agreed to a $2.75 million settlement that will be paid out to roughly 12,000 consumers in order to resolve a Telephone Consumer Protection…

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Junk Fax Lawsuit Survives Against Burger King

A Maryland federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action accusing Burger King Corp. of sending unsolicited fax advertisements in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Burger King’s motion to dismiss the proposed class action or strike the class…

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Debt Collectors, Business seek to rob TCPA of consumer protection thru money, influence, and lobbying the FCC. Sadly, the FCC is listening.

Michael O’Reilly, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, caught the attention of consumer advocates, businesses, debt collectors, legal professionals, and others when he wrote in a March 25 blog that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act needs clarification. TCPA lawsuits have increased more than 30 percent in the last year, he said, while several dozen…

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Put Your Cell Phone Onto The National Do Not Call List

By K&S on December 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment

Posted in: TCPA, Telephone Consumer Protection Act
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all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.


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