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House Judiciary to Hold Hearing about TCPA Lawsuit Abuse
Posted June 12,2017 by vgawali

On Tuesday, June 13 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice is holding a hearing about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit abuse. CUNA plans to submit a letter for the record of the hearing outlining credit union concerns with litigation abuse.  

CUNA has been actively outlining concerns to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress that credit unions are being subject to TCPA related class action litigation based on technical violations that cause little or no actual harm to consumers. With statutory damages of $500 per call and up to $1,500 if willful, TCPA litigation continues to attract professional plaintiffs and those seeking sizable damages and settlements. 

CUNA plans to attend the hearing and will provide analysis about the discussion surrounding TCPA lawsuit abuse.