HSBC Hit With TCPA Class Action Over Auto-Dialing

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2013, 3:30 PM EST) -- HSBC Bank U.S.A. is auto-dialing people’s mobile phones without their permission in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to a $5 million proposed class action launched against the bank on Wednesday in California federal court.

Plaintiff Stephen Comstock accused the bank of negligently and willfully violating the TCPA when it began calling him without his permission last October for non-emergency purposes using an automatic telephone dialing system and prerecorded and artificial voice messages.

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