TCPA Alert — litigation and regulatory compliance developments

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Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, with the intention of protecting consumers from unwanted calls, text messages and faxes. There has been a significant increase in the number of TCPA claims and enforcement actions filed in recent years, and yet there remain many unsettled legal questions. Through this update, Hogan Lovells intends to provide you with a quick overview of some recent TCPA litigation and regulatory compliance developments and tips for minimising your risk…

Those who have had any involvement with TCPA litigation in the last year will likely be unsurprised to learn that TCPA lawsuits are on the rise. There were 160 TCPA cases filed in January 2013 and 208 filed in the same month this year — a 30 per cent increase.

There was also yet another reminder recently that almost anyone can suddenly find themselves facing TCPA class action allegations…

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