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Designer Brands, Inc. sells designer and name brand shoes and accessories. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that they also do marketing by unlawful means—that is, by making calls to consumers that violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Some consumers have taken to doubling up protection from unwanted telemarketing calls, by placing their (already off-limits) cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. And some companies continue to ignore the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this case, the complaint alleges that eFinancial, LLC sent text messages in violation of the law.

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Ads sent to consumers by fax are also covered under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This class action brings suit against Scientiae, LLC and Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, Inc., which does business as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, over unwanted advertising faxes sent to consumers.

This complaint brings suit against The General Automobile Insurance Services, Inc. and Spanish Quotes, Inc. for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claims that The General hired Spanish Quotes to make unlawful telemarketing calls to consumers.

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This class action has been brought against USHealth Group, Inc. and its subsidiary USHealth Advisors, LLC for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleges that USHealth Advisors sent telemarketing text messages to consumer cell phones without first getting the consumers’ permission.

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Financial institutions may telephone consumers to try to collect debts. What they may not do is call consumers’ cell phones using automatic dialing systems, unless they obtain prior express written consent. So says the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action claims that Bank of America Corporation did indeed use automatic dialing systems to contact consumer cell phones, even after a consumer’s lawyer told it to stop.

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It’s the same old telemarketing complaint, with a company with a different business structure. The complaint for this class action alleges that Porch.com, Inc., German Roofing, LLC, and others violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by placing telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones without getting the consumers’ prior express written consent.

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Companies are still trying consumers’ patience with unwanted telemarketing, including telemarketing that is illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This class action brings suit against Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc. for autodialed text message calls. The complaint alleges that the company has been sending these texts to the plaintiff “over the past several years…”

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Target is paying over seven million dollars to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claimed that Target made automated calls to try to collect debts to persons who were not the debtors on the accounts and thus had not consented to receive such calls. 

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A 2016 statement of the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notes, “Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaints at the FCC.” This comment came twenty-five years after the passage of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that HomeAdvisor, Inc. made unwanted calls to consumer cell phones in violation of that Act.

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