With no cap on class action liability, statutory damages of $500 per violation (up to $1,500 if willful), and each illegal call a separate violation, there has been an explosion of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In fact, one trade association has reported that cases are up more than 700 percent compared with last year.

This webinar will provide an overview of the TCPA, FTC, and FCC regulations and declaratory rulings; key case law developments; the new amendments to the TCPA as a result of the Truth in Caller ID Act (TCIDA); the FCC's proposed regulations implementing the TCIDA; current "hot button" issues giving rise to TCPA litigation; and tips and strategies for successfully defending individual and class action TCPA cases.

Topics

  • An overview of the TCPA and TCIDA and FTC and FCC regulations
  • Restrictions on calls to landlines
  • Restrictions on calls, texts, and e-mails to cell phones
  • Dialer equipment that does not fit the definition of an automated telephone dialer system
  • Hot button issues: existing business relationship, express consent, unanswered calls, wrong-person calls, caller ID messages, and more
  • Tips and strategies for successfully defending individual and class action TCPA cases
  • Effective compliance programs to avoid litigation

program

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Webinar

Speakers

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Chair, Consumer Financial Services Group
Martin C. Bryce, Jr., Partner, Consumer Financial Services Group
John L. Culhane, Jr., Partner, Consumer Financial Services Group
Mark J. Furletti, Associate, Consumer Financial Services Group