Stroock Special Bulletin
"TCPA Verdict Used To Recruit Plaintiffs Through Social Media"
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.