Law360, New York (January 23, 2015, 11:39 AM EST) -- Last year was an iconic one for class actions involving Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations. There is no sign that 2015 will see anything but an explosion of another streak of TCPA violations that will drain companies to settle.
The TCPA was enacted in 1991 to protect consumers from annoying solicitors and telemarketers from calling persistently. The TCPA states that companies are not allowed to call the general public unless they have expressed their consent to receive calls of nonemergency purposes. The TCPA also established the following restrictions:
Solicitors are not allowed to call before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m....
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