Buffalo Bills Will Pay Up to $3M to Settle Text-Messaging Lawsuit
April 2014: U.S. District judge issued a preliminary approval to a $3 million settlement in a 2012 class action lawsuit filed against the Buffalo Bills by Jerry Wojcik, a Bills fan who claimed the franchise violated the agreement of its opt-in texting service.

T-Mobile to Pay $5M to End TCPA Suit Over Robocalls
March 2014: T-Mobile USA Inc. has agreed to pay up to $5 million to settle a putative consumer class action alleging the company used autodialers to call non-T-Mobile customers on their cellphones without their consent in violation of the TCPA.

Discover Makes Final Push For $8.7M Robocalling Settlement
January 2014: Discover Financial Services has struck an $8.7 million settlement of claims that it failed to obtain proper consent from up to 9 million credit card holders before contacting their cellphones with automated calls and prerecorded messages.

Bank of America in Record Settlement Over ‘Robocall’ Complaints
September 2013: Bank of America has agreed to pay $32 million to settle charges that it made debt collection calls to customers’ cell phones, resolving multiple proposed class action lawsuits filed on behalf of 7.7 million of the bank’s customers.

Papa John’s Will Deliver $16.5M to End TCPA Claims
May 2013: Papa John’s International Inc. agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle a nationwide class action alleging for allegedly advertising pizza promotions via unwanted text messages in violation of the TCPA.

$10M Steve Madden TCPA Deal Gets Judge’s OK
May 2013: A California federal judge approved a settlement worth up to $10 million that resolves a putative class action alleging shoe retailer Steve Madden Ltd. sent unwanted text message advertisements to cellphone users in violation of a federal privacy law.

Jiffy Lube Franchisee To Pay Up to $47M to Settle Spam Text MDL
August 2012: A Jiffy Lube International Inc. franchisee agreed to pay between $35 million and $47 million in cash and services to settle class claims by customers who received spam texts, exiting California multidistrict litigation against it.

TCPA Applies in Part to Political Calls: According to FCC Enforcement Advisory No. 2012-06 in 2012, the law and regulations strike a balance between First Amendment political speech and content-neutral privacy regulations. The applicable restrictions vary according to whether a call is delivered to a business or residential landline telephone or a cellphone. The TCPA and the FCC’s rules set forth restrictions that govern the use of prerecorded voice messages and automated telephone dialing systems, which may include certain political calls.