Can I Sue for Robocalls in California?

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Some California residents still receive robocalls despite the state banning the practice via the Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019. These automated telephone calls deliver recorded messages, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. A wide variety of verdicts and settlements, some quite sizeable, have resulted from robocall lawsuits. For annoying calls, judges have awarded as much as one million dollars to a single family. In other cases, plaintiffs may receive as little as ten dollars or free services to compensate them for their efforts. For more information on whether you can sue for robocalls, please read on, then contact an experienced Los Angeles, California robocall protection lawyer today.

Do I qualify for a robocall lawsuit in California?

You may have legal rights to a lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act if you have received multiple robocalls despite having asked a company to stop calling. Nevertheless, the state does not outlaw all robocalls and telemarketing calls. The Golden State allows the following entities to send you automated phone calls:

  • Political campaigns
  • Certain health care providers
  • Charities
  • Companies you have given permission to call you

What are robocallers and telemarketers not allowed to do in California?

The state requires telemarketers and robocallers to follow the following rules:

  • No calls to your house before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
  • They must not call anyone on the National Do Not Call Registry
  • The company calling must keep its own do not call list of all people who specifically ask the company to never call again
  • They can’t use robocalls to contact you without your permission
  • They may not call your cell phone without your permission

You may be able to file a lawsuit if a telemarketer or robocaller breaks any of these rules.

How do you file a robocall lawsuit in CA?

You must have received unwanted phone calls from an automated phone system in order to file a robocall lawsuit. These calls must rely on autodialers that use software or hardware that automatically dials numbers without human input. Sometimes, agreements you sign or accept include granting permission for companies to call you. Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully before buying or subscribing to something.

Most robocalls you receive are likely scams because most legitimate companies follow the law. Plaintiffs may have extreme difficulty finding robocallers behind fraud and scam calls, which is why most successful robocall lawsuits have been against legitimate companies that have failed to follow the TCPA.

Either way, you should give your case the greatest possibility of a favorable outcome by reaching out to a skilled California consumer lawyer immediately.

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