Cincinnati Privacy Attorney and Ohio TCPA Lawyer reviews class action settlements and violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Privacy laws and Telephone Consumer Protection Act regulations aim to protect Americans against harassing calls and texts from telemarketers and robo-callers. But some companies force the issue, and may end up on the wrong side of a TCPA class action lawsuit as a result. Banks, debt collectors, loan officers, and even pet insurance companies and other American corporations have been guilty of violating TCPA laws and have settled in and outside of court with victims and their Ohio TCPA lawyer.
TCPA litigation has become more prevalent in recent years, and large class action settlements have discouraged companies from violating privacy laws and hopefully protect consumers from the same nuisance and harassment in the future. Continuing texts and calls from the same company without prior written consent can constitute harassment and you can choose to contact an Ohio TCPA lawyer to file a complaint or class action claim.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Civil Litigation Attorney and Ohio TCPA Lawyer engaging telemarketers, and representing plaintiffs nationwide in class action settlements.
The Lyon Firm is at the forefront of the nationwide movement to hold companies liable for violating TCPA regulations, and using auto-dialers to contact people without consent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may choose to issue citations for violating the TCPA, and may impose fines of $11,000 for each violation or each day of a continuing violation. Telemarketers, insurance companies, debt collectors, credit card companies, student loan companies, hotels, mortgage companies, check-cashing companies, banks and retailers have all been sued in TCPA violation lawsuits. Some companies targeted in class action suits include:
By law, telephone solicitors must provide their name, phone number, address, and state on whose behalf they are calling. Solicitors cannot call before 8am or after 9pm, and must not use auto-dialers, artificial recordings or robo-calls. If you have received a robo-call from a telemarketer without giving them express written consent to contact you, this could be a TCPA violation. If you tell a telemarketer or debt collector that they have the wrong number, and yet they continue to harass you, this is a violation. If a telemarketer leaves a voicemail, they must provide an option for the recipient to opt out of future calls.
Unfortunately, companies ignore the TCPA laws and Do Not Call Registry. If you receive unwanted calls or messages, contact an Ohio TCPA Lawyer to discuss your legal options. Call The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403 for a free consultation. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.