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Debt collectors may contact a consumer debtor by picking up a receiver and dialing a number individually. What they may not do is call consumer cell phones using automatic dialing equipment, according to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This class action brings suit against Direct Energy Services, LLC under the TCPA and the Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA).

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines telemarketing as “the initiation of a telephone call or message for the purpose of encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment in, property, goods, or services.” The complaint for this class action alleges that Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. (PRMG) sent telemarketing text messages to consumers that violated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Sprout IRA, LLC purports to help people make investments for their retirement accounts. The complaint for this class action alleges that in telemarketing its services via text messages to consumers, Sprout has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Bluestem Brands, Inc., the parent company of Fingerhut and Gettington, is paying over $5 million to settle a second recent class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Bluestem sent unwanted text messages to numbers that it had coded as “wrong party” numbers. 

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“In an action under the [Telephone Conusmer Protection Act], a plaintiff must only show that the defendant ‘called a number assigned to a cellular telephone service using an automatic dialing system or prerecorded voice[,]’” says the complaint for this class action, quoting findings an earlier case. It brings suit under the TCPA for calls made to consumer cell phones by Coralreef Productions, Inc. which also does business as Nine9.

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) aims to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing. Such telemarketing includes telephone calls, voicemails, recorded messages, text messages and faxes. The complaint for this class action alleges that TT Medical, Inc. and its chief executive officer, Lawrence Treystman violated the TCPA and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (ICFA) with the advertising faxes it has been sending out.

“The TCPA expressly prohibits unsolicited fax advertising.” So begins the second paragraph of a complaint alleging that Atlas Construction Company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act as well as the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (ICFA), in sending consumers unwanted advertising faxes without their consent.

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The complaint for this class action alleges that Smith Medical Partners, LLC and HD Smith, LLC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in faxing around advertisements for its products. This is because the companies allegedly did not have “the recipient’s prior express invitation or permission” or a proper opt-out notice, as the law requires.

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Junk advertising faxes are one of the types of “calls” forbidden by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Masters Pharmaceutical, LLC and/or Masters Drug Company, Inc. which does business as Masters Pharmaceutical, violated the TCPA when they sent advertising faxes to other parties in January 2019.

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The complaint for this class action alleges that two companies are responsible for the sending of one or more batches of telemarketing messages. Entrata, Inc. offers property management software and services for real property owners and managers; CA Student Living Holding Company, LLC invests in, develops, and manages student housing in North America. At issue are text messages sent by Entrata to advertise CA Student Living apartments available for rent in Miami, Florida.

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