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Every week brings the filing of more class actions against companies who are accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Have they never heard of this law, or do they simply not care? In this case, it’s a technical school called Universal Technical Institute, Inc. that is alleged to have violated the law against invading the privacy of consumers with telemarketing calls.

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires companies who do telemarketing to maintain internal Do Not Call lists and honor consumer requests to be put on these lists. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Oxford Marketing Partners, LLC does not honor such requests—and that this is in addition to unlawfully contacting consumers to begin with.

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The companies Fidelity Tax Relief, LLC, Tax Rise, Inc., Price Holdings, Inc., and Bridgeley, Inc. share a concern with debt owed for taxes. According to the complaint for this class action they also share two other things. First, they share “a commonality of corporate executives, officers, and offices.” Second, they are all being sued here for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd. and Pethealth are paying $5.5 million to settle a class action alleging the companies violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that the companies placed unwanted calls to consumer cell phones to remind consumers of a thirty-day gift of insurance.

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National Holdings Corporation is paying $325,000 to settle a class action about unwanted telemarketing calls. The complaint alleged the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by calling residential numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

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The complaint begins by asserting, “Comenity remains one of, if the not the most abusive, robodialer in the country.” It is referring to Comenity Bank, which it claims “blasted Plaintiff’s cellular telephone with over 379 calls … in the span of two months” for an account that it claims was only one month delinquent. The complaint brings suit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) isn’t the only law now attempting to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing. States are increasingly developing their own laws to try to counter the barrage of calls still irritating consumers. This complaint alleges that Sun Tan City, LLC has violated both the TCPA and the South Carolina Telephone Privacy Protection Act (SCTPPA) when it sent text messages to consumers.

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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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