Record $76 million TCPA settlement over cruise line robocalls

The plaintiffs allege the defendants, including Caribbean Cruise Line, illegally contacted class members and that their offer of a “free” cruise package in exchange for taking a political survey was a “scam.” The parties reportedly came to a settlement agreement last week.

Source: Settlement in TCPA class action over cruise line robocalls could reach record $76 million

Generally, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act makes it unlawful “to initiate any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior express consent of the called party” except in emergencies or in circumstances exempted by the Federal Communications Commission.  The law permits any “person or entity” to bring an action to enjoin violations of the statute and/or recover actual damages or statutory damages ranging from $500 to $1,500 per violation.

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