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5 Simple Tips Help Telemarketers Win TCPA Lawsuits

Professional plaintiffs make their living off extracting large settlements from TCPA lawsuits against telemarketers for alleged regulatory violations that can go back several years. Here are few tips that will help mitigate the risks faced by call centers and provide you with standing in court.

Telemarketing Charity Fundraiser Fined $250,000

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a complaint against the Ohio based charity and political fundraiser, InfoCision. The company is alleged to have violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by making false or misleading statements that induce consumers to make donations.

FCC Call Blocking Notice: The Industry Responds

As you recall, the rules provided FCC approval for phone companies to block calls that appeared to originate from invalid, unallocated or unassigned numbers. The FCC, in recognition of potential pitfalls, sought comment on the call blocking mitigation options, including the need for a challenge mechanism for erroneously blocked calls.

Leaked Email Reveals A New Pro-Business CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is going through major changes under the new leadership of Mick Mulvaney. In a leaked internal email sent by President Trump’s acting director to staff, he issued his mission statement and set a clear new course for the CFPB.

TCPA Watch List: Issues For 2018

The TCPA continues as the statute of choice among plaintiffs and class action attorneys. Many of the problems that were inherent of the TCPA in 2017 are still with us as we move forward into what we expect to be a better year for businesses and telemarketing in particular.

TCPA Healthcare Exception Tested in Court

The Healthcare Exception to the TCPA had its day in court this month. In their decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a broad interpretation for automated calls delivering healthcare messages.

February 2018 Holiday Call Restrictions

Calls to these states on restricted dates could result in a State violation.

  • February 12th: Family Day
  • February 13th: Mardi Gras
  • February 19th: George Washington's Birthday
  • February 19th: Washington & Lincoln Day
  • February 19th: Family Day