New York, NY, October 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jason P. Sultzer, Founding Partner, The Sultzer Law Group P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Strengthening and Enhancing Your Company’s Defense Against TCPA Litigation Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET).
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About Jason P. Sultzer
Jason Sultzer is a trial lawyer and the founding partner of The Sultzer Law Group P.C. He represents clients throughout the United States and has substantial experience in class actions, product liability defense, mass torts, business disputes, personal injury litigation, and intellectual property-related issues.
Mr. Sultzer has successfully defended and prosecuted class action lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country involving a wide range of issues concerning consumer fraud and unfair competition.
Mr. Sultzer is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, has been named American Law Media’s Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year (2013-2015), is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2011-2015.
About The Sultzer Law Group P.C.
The Sultzer Law Group P.C. is a premier full-service litigation firm with experience where it counts: in the courtroom, before juries. Lawyers in our firm collectively have over 100 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil disputes involving significant liability exposure and a likelihood of going to trial. The firm’s concentration in complex litigation includes prosecuting and defending consumer fraud class actions, mass torts, business disputes, and intellectual property related matters throughout the country. We are known as creative and tenacious trial lawyers on both sides of the docket, and our clients appreciate the insights that our broad experience provides because we understand what motivates both plaintiffs and defendants during trial and negotiations.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) restricts telephone solicitations such as telemarketing and automatic telephone dialing systems. The TCPA also limits use of pre-recorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines without prior consent from their receiver. Through these methods, companies can track and communicate with consumers more efficiently than ever before. However, these new channels also have created regulatory ambiguities for companies leading to increased risk of violations and litigation.
In June 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled on 21 long standing petitions and letters seeking clarifications of the TCPS. The majority of the Commission did not distinguish between scammers and legitimate businesses. For consumers it is better late than never. For many companies, it will be a hunt for new methods to skirt the law and avoid violation and litigation.
Telephone service providers can offer robo-caller blocking technologies to consumers, consumers now have the right to revoke their consent to receive calls and text messages sent from auto-dialers, callers will be required to stop calling reassigned wireless and wired telephone numbers after a single call, and use of automatic telephone dialing systems to call wireless phones and leave a pre-recorded telemarketing message on landlines without consent will be illegal.
Almost all industries, ranging from social networking sites to local pharmacies and community groups, are vulnerable to the threat of TCPA class action litigation. There has been a 560 percent increase in TCPA filings and expensive class action settlements this year. For example, Capital One Financial Corp., AllianceOne Receivables Management Inc., Leading Edge Recovery Solutions, LLC, and Capital Management Services, L.P. agreed to pay $75.5 million to end a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that they used automated dialers to call customer’s cell phones without their consent.
In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished thought leaders and practitioners organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth review and analysis of the recent TCPA Revisions and Litigation Risks and explain What Your Company Needs to Know in 2016 to mitigate the risks of FCC actions.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
· The Telephone Consumer Protection Act – New Regulations
· Auto-dialers – Statutory and Regulatory Definitions
· Handling TCPA Class Actions
· The Consent Defense – Prior Express Consent
· Do Not Call Regulations – Privacy Rights and Protections for Subscribers
· Common Mis-understanding and Exceptions
· Opt Out Requirements for Solicited Faxes
· Penalties for Non-compliance
· Regulatory Updates
· Best Practices for Compliance
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/