Debt Collector On Hook For $267M In Robocall Damages

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 2:08 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has entered a $267 million judgment against a debt collection agency that a jury had found liable for blasting consumers with more than 534,000 unsolicited robocalls.

The final judgment entered Monday by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers came after a May jury trial that concluded with a verdict in favor of plaintiff Ignacio Perez and a class of consumers. Their suit accused debt collector Rash Curtis & Associates of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling their phones using various automated dialers and without their prior express consent.

The jury found that Rash Curtis had...

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