August 21, 2023

Florida-based defendants banned from making robocalls for alleged TCPA violations

A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently imposed judgments against two Florida-based individuals and a company, Health Advisors of America (“the Defendants”) for allegedly making millions of healthcare-related robocolls to individuals across the country without their prior express consent, including persons on the Do Not Call Registry, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the federal Telemarketing Sales Rule, and various state consumer protection Laws.  The court imposed a monetary judgement totaling more than $146 million.  The Judge also permanently banned the Defendants from making, or working with companies that make, robocalls in seven states (Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Texas), prohibited the Defendants for a period of two years from working for or with companies (nationally) that make robocalls, and, for a period of 10 years, from engaging in telemarketing, lead generation, providing or selling telephone numbers, and calling numbers on the Do Not Call lists in the above states.

Stipulated Order – Shapiro | Stipulated Order – Smith and Health Advisors | Second Amended Complaint | Ohio AG News Release | North Carolina AG Press Release | Michigan AG Press Release