McGlinchey in the News
The Humble Beginnings and Wild Evolution of the TCPARead Time: 1 min
“The Telephone Consumer Protection Act had humble beginnings, with the bill’s sponsor explaining that the statute would permit consumers to bring small claims cases ‘without an attorney,’ and provides for an ‘amount of damages … fair to both the consumer and the telemarketer.’ Twenty-eight years after its enactment in 1991, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court’s decision to reduce a $1.6 billion jury award in a TCPA class action to only $32 million because the former was ‘shockingly large’ and ‘oppressive,’ in violation of the Due Process Clause …..”
Member Joseph Apatov (Fort Lauderdale) was featured on the Emerging Litigation podcast discussing the evolution of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with Tom Hagy, editor of the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation. Listen to the full episode here.
Joe litigates on behalf of financial services clients in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis on defending banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, private-label card issuers, and automobile finance companies.
The Emerging Litigation podcast is the audio companion to the Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation, a collaborative project between HB Litigation Conferences and the Fastcase legal research family, which includes Full Court Press, Law Street Media, and Docket Alarm.