Telephone Consumer Protection Act attracting more litigation

80 percent of all federal TCPA cases have come within the past five years

Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991 to cut down on unsolicited and expensive home calls from telemarketers. But it’s only in the past five years that the act has been used en masse as a major play for lawyers.

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) search of court records, roughly 80 percent of all TCPA cases filed in or transferred to federal court since the act’s inception have occurred within the past five years. That includes 226 TCPA cases in to date 2013, the first time federal courts have seen over 150 TCPA cases in one year.

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