In the News Today - July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

Courts Rule Individual Cannot Unilaterally Break TCPA Contract Agreement: A federal Court provided some much needed clarity on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a 25-year-old law meant to address unwanted telemarketing calls that, today, plaintiffs’ lawyers love to exploit due to its potential for massive attorneys’ fees. The Second Circuit Court affirmed a position held by the federal court in the Eastern District of New York, that “the TCPA does not permit a party to a legally binding contract to unilaterally revoke bargained-for consent [to be contacted] by telephone.” (ILR Blog)