Insureds Benefit From Ill. TCPA Rulings

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The threat to many American businesses posed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is undeniable. A typical alleged violation of the TCPA may consist of sending a fax without the consent of the recipient or using an automatic telephone dialing system in a manner prohibited by the TCPA. Under certain circumstances, the TCPA imposes strict liability and permits recovery of $500 for each violation and up to $1,500 for each willful violation. Because there is no cap to the damages award potential liability may be substantial,...
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