Legal News Articles - Media/Telecom
September 2, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Imagine getting over 100 unwanted calls to your cell phone. Well, Mark Ankcorn doesn’t have to imagine it. He alleges to have actually experienced such TCPA violations from Kohl’s department Store between July, and October 2014. After receiving upwards of 105 nuisance calls within a four-month period, Ankcorn filed a lawsuit alleging Kohl’s TCPA violations in 2015. The plaintiff has recently petitioned the courts for Class Action certification.Read [ Plaintiff Goes After Kohl’s With Proposed Class Action TCPA Lawsuit ]
August 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tampa, FL: The telephone has, for generations, served as a communications conduit. And while technology has evolved to include mobile, music, video (live and passive) and data, the role of ‘the phone’ has remained largely unchanged, as a modicum of contact. Various forms of abuse, however resulted in the establishment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA), a basket of regulations introduced in 1991 designed to protect against unwanted intrusion. The automated ‘robocall’ from various sectors, including retail and the banking industry, is one of the intrusions the TPCA was designed to mitigate and provides a basis for consumers to retaliate with, for example, a Citibank nuisance call lawsuit when those tenets are ignored.Read [ Florida Plaintiff Resolves Citibank Nuisance Call Lawsuit ]
July 12, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
San Diego, CA: The parties in a class action against Citibank for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations have reached a settlement in the lawsuit.Read [ Settlement Reached in Citibank Robocall Proposed Class Action ]
July 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A bank that isn’t really a bank in the traditional sense has been hit yet again with Comenity Bank TCPA violations by plaintiffs who assert the bank’s use of robocalling and other, allegedly unlawful methods of contact amounted to undue harassment and flies in the face of regulations governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).Read [ For Comenity Bank, TCPA Violation Lawsuit Keep Coming ]
June 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) were enacted to protect consumers from needless harassment over the phone. Common purveyors of such harassment have historically been telemarketers, or debt collectors that often wind up harassing the wrong people over a debt no longer owed, due to incorrect information and the all-too-common practice of flipping debtor accounts between different collection agencies, with vital information lost in the process. However, an increasing number of TCPA complaints are being directed to the highly-competitive banking industry. To that end a TCPA lawsuit has been filed against Fifth Third Bank alleging Fifth Third Bank TCPA violations.Read [ Illinois Plaintiff Launches TCPA Robocall Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank ]
June 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Orlando, FL: The availability of autodialing technology is not lost on the banking industry, competitive as it is. And while disgruntled plaintiffs line up over Comenity Bank TCPA violations, as an example, Comenity is not the only bank accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).Read [ Plaintiff Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Nuisance Bank Robocalls ]
April 25, 2017. By Attorney Bill Green, Green Law Firm.
North Charleston, SC:You’d have to be under a rock the last week to have missed the story of David Dao, a Chinese-American passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight after resisting his removal. The media has been all over this blatant example of excessive force; and so they should. It’s violent, visceral, and reminds us that everyday people can be pushed around by the systems of “big companies” whether they like it or not.Read [ Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster ]
January 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Charlotte, NC: “It’s reassuring that attorneys are trying to stop the DMV from selling our private information,” says Gary. “I wondered how these companies got my address and phone number—until I read on LawyersandSettlements about an attorney filing complaints about DPPA violations.”Read [ People Angry with Department of Motor Vehicles Violating their Privacy ]
December 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: Although the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act DPPA disallows state DMV’s from disclosing your personal information for direct marketing, without your express consent, attorney Joseph Malley has discovered that most states sell that information to companies using it for such purpose—in direct violation of the DPPA. And it’s a multi-billion dollar business from which you get nothing.Read [ The DMV and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act: Part Two ]
November 28, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
If you are a licensed driver with the Department of Motor Vehicles, chances are your private information has been sold. And your privacy and security could be at risk. Having worked on cases involving the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) for more than a decade, Attorney Joseph Malley says that Department of Motor Vehicles in 37 states are selling private driver information to thousands and thousands of entities. And Malley has filed cases involving about 145 million people.Read [ Has DMV Violated the Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act and Your Security? ]