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2020 Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Fighting Back Against Robocalls, Unsolicited Calls & Spam Text Messages

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study, 0.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Commercial / Collections / Consumer |  General Practice
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Almost everyone has a cell phone. And, at some point, almost everyone has received an annoying unsolicited call or text message on their cell phone.  

Some of the most common complaints to government officials concern robocalls, unsolicited calls, and spam text messages. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provides an option to fight back against these annoying calls and texts. The TCPA may prohibit a company from calling you on your cell phone or sending you text messages without your written consent. The penalty for violating the TCPA can be up to $1,500 per call or text.

This presentation will discuss the requirements for a successful TCPA case, recent developments in this area of the law, and what makes certain TCPA cases better than others.

Speaker: Christopher E. Roberts, Butsch Roberts & Associates LLC, St. Louis  

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics or elimination of bias credit. Self-study does NOT qualify for Kansas credit.


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Butsch Roberts and Associates LLC

Chris Roberts is a partner of the law firm Butsch Roberts & Associates in St. Louis, Missouri.

The primary focus of Mr. Roberts's practice is representing consumers in class action litigation. He has successfully resolved class action cases against debt collectors, high-interest lenders, debt settlement companies, timeshare companies, auto dealerships, gyms, telemarketers and many other companies.

Mr. Roberts has successfully litigated TCPA, FDCPA and other consumer protection cases for individuals and as class actions. His results have ultimately led to millions of dollars being paid to consumers and millions of dollars of debt being eliminated for consumers.

When Mr. Roberts is not litigating cases, he makes a concerted effort to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in class action litigation and consumer law. Mr. Roberts is a nationally-published author and a nationally-recognized lecturer on class action issues. He has had two books about class action law published (to which he contributed) by the American Bar Association. He also frequently presents to the American Bar Association and Missouri Bar about class action practice and consumer law issues.

While Mr. Roberts loves the practice of law, what he loves most is spending time with his wife and two daughters. His dedication to his clients is only surpassed by his dedication to being a "girl dad."

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