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Meanwhile in Massachusetts…..New Bill Would Outlaw Using Local Area Codes Unless Caller is In State–$10K in Damages Available

So remember when I said the state level legislation is where people need to be focused right now…

Anyway, new bill in MA would make this (amongst other things) illegal:

“caus[ing] to be displayed a Massachusetts area code on the recipient’s caller ID unless the person making, placing or initiating the call or text message maintains a physical presence in the commonwealth…”

And if thou so causes:

“Aggrieved persons… may [sue you for] fines of not more than $10,000 per each deceptive call; provided that said fine shall be not less than $5,000 for each deceptive call involving a consumer age 65 years or older.”

You heard it here first. (You always do.)

Full bill here: Fun New Massachsetts Bill for us To Worry About

© 2023 Troutman FirmNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 264
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Eric J Troutman is known as one of the country’s prominent class action defense lawyers and is nationally recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 70 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. Eric also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems.

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