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July 14, 2015

Stroock Special Bulletin

By: Julia B. Strickland, Stephen J. Newman, Brian C. Frontino

On July 7, 2015, in King v. Time Warner Cable, Case No. 14-cv-2018, the Southern District of New York awarded $229,500 to a wrong-party Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 227, et seq., (“TCPA”), plaintiff.  Since entry of the award, there has been extensive mainstream news coverage focused largely on the $229,500 damages figure. Piggybacking on this coverage, plaintiffs’ attorneys have turned to social media in an effort to capitalize on the client recruitment opportunity.