Consumer & Mortgage Litigation

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Regulates Telemarketing and Debt Collection Calls, Text Messages, and Faxes

The TCPA governs certain telemarketing calls, autodialed calls, prerecorded calls, text messages and unsolicited faxes as well as debt collection calls whereby a debtor is attempting to collect a debt using an autodialer. The TCPA prohibits phone calls and text messages to a mobile phone using an automatic telephone dialing system and artificial or prerecorded voice message without the express consent of the called party. The law governing the TCPA is implemented by regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Considered one of the most dangerous consumer protection statutes, especially since the FCC broadened the rights of call recipients to sue, the TCPA carries statutory damage provisions of between $500 and $1,500 per call, text message or violation.  

The legal authority, including the case law and FCC regulations, are constantly changing with respect to the TCPA statute.  The attorneys at Bezdik Kassab have litigated hundreds of TCPA cases and have experience and knowledge in this evolving area of the law. Bezdik Kassab can help you litigate TCPA claims, assist with compliance, and draft opinion letters. Contact Bezdik Kassab for a consultation today.

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