- Created: Friday, 29 June 2012 19:58
Robo-Calls could be worth $500.00 each
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) held to protect out-of-state Consumer from Unauthorized Auto-Dialed Calls.
What is the TCPA?
The TCPA is a federal law that, among other things, protects individuals from being repeatedly called on their cellular telephone from any person or company using an automatic dialing system or pre-recorded voice unless that person or company has prior express written consent to do so. In the event that a person or company makes such calls without appropriate consent, the recipient of the calls is entitled to $500 per call and, if he or she can demonstrate that the calls were knowingly made in violation of the TCPA, may be entitled to up to $1,500 per call, subject to the court’s discretion. Specifically, to have a case under the TCPA, in part you need to substantiate: