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Unwanted Text Messages Results in $3.5 Million Settlement

Unwanted Text Messages Results in $3.5 Million Settlement March 6, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN: It was just over a year ago that convenience retail giant SuperAmerica settled a TCPA lawsuit brought by a plaintiff representing a proposed class of similarly-affected litigants 175,000 strong. At issue were unwanted solicitations in the form of text messages that plaintiffs claimed were illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit was brought in the State of Minnesota.
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Citibank Borrowers Beware

Citibank Borrowers Beware October 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Here’s a scary question: If a Citibank borrower:
  • signs a loan agreement that includes an arbitration clause;
  • falls behind on payments; and
  • is harassed with debt collection robocalls;
can he or she still join a class action debt collector harassment lawsuit based not on the debt, but on phone calsl that are illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? Borrowers beware if the answer is “no.”
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Defendant Attempts to Quash TCPA Lawsuit through Unique Interpretation of Law

Defendant Attempts to Quash TCPA Lawsuit through Unique Interpretation of Law September 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: A nuisance call lawsuit that alleges violations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against defendant Comenity Bank has taken an interesting detour over revocation of consent.
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Attorney Files Equifax Class Action Lawsuit

Attorney Files Equifax Class Action Lawsuit September 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA: In the wake of an Equifax data breach that occurred in July but reported this September, attorneys at Oakland, California- based Scott Cole & Associates have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the credit reporting agency. This digital disaster could potentially affect up to 175 million Americans, and millions of people worldwide, including the U.K. and Canada.
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Plaintiff Goes After Kohl’s With Proposed Class Action TCPA Lawsuit

Plaintiff Goes After Kohl’s With Proposed Class Action TCPA Lawsuit 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.
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Florida Plaintiff Resolves Citibank Nuisance Call Lawsuit

Florida Plaintiff Resolves Citibank Nuisance Call 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.
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Settlement Reached in Citibank Robocall Proposed Class Action

Settlement Reached in Citibank Robocall Proposed Class Action 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.
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For Comenity Bank, TCPA Violation Lawsuit Keep Coming

For Comenity Bank, TCPA Violation Lawsuit Keep Coming 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).
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Illinois Plaintiff Launches TCPA Robocall Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank

Illinois Plaintiff Launches TCPA Robocall Lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank 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.
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Plaintiff Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Nuisance Bank Robocalls

Plaintiff Files Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Nuisance Bank Robocalls 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).
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