The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or “TCPA,” prohibits anyone from calling or texting you using an automated dialing system, unless they had your prior permission. TCPA lawsuits often result when companies won’t stop sending harassing calls or texts to consumers. If you have received unsolicited telemarketing calls or texts, call us at Moore Kuehn for a free consultation to be compensated to the full extent allowed by the law.
The TCPA allows anyone that has received illegal unsolicited calls or texts the right to compensation for each and every call or text. Generally, lawsuits brought under the TCPA are class actions, meaning that one person represents an entire class of people that have been wronged in the same or substantially similar manner. Other federal laws come into play depending on the type of unsolicited communication, such as the CAN-SPAM Act and the Junk Fax Prevention Act.
Our experienced Connecticut attorneys at Moore Kuehn are familiar with the federal laws and proper procedures for bringing a successful class action lawsuit against solicitors that violate the TCPA.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 1991. This federal law restricts telephone solicitations and automated telephone calls. The TCPA limits calls using a prerecorded or synthetic voice to residences. Additionally, unless you have given your express prior consent, debt collectors, telemarketers, and salespeople, in general, cannot:
The TCPA also requires business or solicitors to maintain a “do-not-call” list of customers or consumers that have asked to not be called. The law also requires solicitors to honor the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry.
The TCPA allows legal action against anyone that violates the law. A consumer can recover:
If you believe you are receiving calls, including text messages, or faxes that are in violation of the TCPA, make sure to document each instance as follows:
If you have received unsolicited communication from a telemarketer or others, contact the experienced attorneys at Moore Kuehn for a free case evaluation. For violations of the TCPA, our litigators can help you pursue the maximum compensation for the violations.