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Failure to Provide Opt-Out Notice

Mesa Labs Products

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. has decided to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Mesa sent faxes to consumer fax machines without the consumers’ consent and that the faxes did not contain the opt-out notice required by the TCPA.

Close Up of Fax Selection Button

HD Smith, LLC and Smith Medical Partners, LLC are settling a class action alleging that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that the companies sent telemarketing faxes to consumers without getting their prior consent to receive such faxes, and also that the faxes did not contain opt-out notices that met the requirements of the law.

Fax Machine in Circle with Strikethrough

Apparently, faxes are not entirely old and dead technology. The complaint for this class action alleges that the St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants, LLC sent fax ads out to consumers. Unfortunately, they were advertising faxes, and the complaint alleges they were sent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Fax Machine in Circle with Strikethrough

Retina Associates Medical Group doesn’t want to receive advertising from Superior Malpractice Insurance Services, Inc. It brings this class action against the company and two of its individual officers for the unwanted junk faxes Superior sent to it. Interestingly, the addition of the two individuals seem to be supported by the company’s own prior malpractice insurance website, which the complaint quotes as saying, “Directors and officers can be held personally liable for claims…” 

Fax Machine in Circle with Strikethrough

AutoRemind, Inc. sells software program for medical providers that sends updates and reminders to patients about appointments, bills, and other matters. The complaint for this class action claims that AutoRemind and reseller JBS violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) via telemarketing faxes sent to advertise the AutoRemind system.

Fax Machine in Circle with Strikethrough

The complaint for this class action claims that ProOptics, LLC has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending out unwanted advertising faxes and by not including in the faxes a proper opt-out notice.

Paradigm Liaison Services Logo

Is it a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to send ads for free services? Yes, the complaint for this class action says; cost is irrelevant. According to the complaint, Paradigm Liaison Services, LLC and The Paradigm Alliance, Inc. violated the law when they sent out faxes for a free seminar to consumers with whom they had no relationship. Also, the complaint says, the faxes did not have an opt-out notice that met the requirements of the law. 

Imprints Plus Products

This class action about junk faxes is brought against Illen Products, which does business as Imprint Plus, and which was bought recently by CCL Industries. The complaint alleges that the company sent out advertising faxes without the proper opt-out notice and without first getting the permission of the intended recipients, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

Fax Machine with Red Strike-Through

The complaint for this class action claims that Master Janitorial Service, Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in sending advertising faxes potential consumers of its services without first getting their permission to do so. In addition, the complaint claims that the opt-out notice on the faxes sent did not comply with the requirements of the law. 

Symbol of TCPA: Cop Reaching Out of Phone Screen

United HealthCare Services, Inc. is a leading health insurer, and it’s not clear why it would have chosen an illegal and annoying method to promote its services. Still, the complaint for this class action claims that it sent unsolicited faxes to doctors and their organizations to advertise its programs, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In addition, it claims that the faxes did not include the opt-out information required by the law.

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