So suits by LawHQ have been pouring in lately. If you don’t know about these guys you need to watch Episode 7 of Deserve to Win when we talk to the founder Tom Alvord:
Tom describing how his App works that results in so many new clients. So much good stuff on our YouTube channel like this.
Regardless, LawHQ is bringing a HUGE number of TCPA cases right now and they always seem to have multiple plaintiffs in hand to sue each Defendant. This is all part of Alvrod’s plan–he told us he wants to have millions of clients. (That’s insane–but he might be able to pull it off!)
On the other hand is the Litigation Practice Group. I don’t know much about these guys but I see them on LinkedIn and at the conferences from time to time and, as a lawyer, their weird name always catches my attention. “Litigation Practice Group” is what small to medium sized firms call their internal group of litigators many times, so the name is confusing–if not misleading–for lawyers. But consumers probably don’t know the difference, so whatever.
But consumers do know the difference between a wanted and an unwanted prerecorded call and some guy named Adam Keslte apparently received a bunch of them.
In a new complaint filed in California, Keslte claims LPG left him unwanted ringless voicemails.
Looking at the complaint, however, the allegations show a ringless voicemail was left that resulted in a transfer when Keslte called back. I am willing to guess, therefore, this call was made by an affiliate and sold to an aggregator and then sold again to LPG, who probably did not place the call or know something illegal was going on.
But this is why folks should NOT be buying leads unless they are in R.E.A.C.H.–amazing how stubborn the practice remains. Even after their primary trade organization just crumbled, people keep trying to do things the old way.
Regardless, LPG is now facing a law suit and it doesnt look good. Three classes are alleged in the suit:
The Prerecorded Voice Class
All people in the United States (1) to whom LPG initiated one or more
calls to their cellular telephone, (2) using a prerecorded or artificial
voice, (3) within the last four years from the filing of this action.
The DNCR Class
All people in the United States (1) to whom LPG initiated more than
one telephone solicitation within any 12-month period, (2) to their
cellular telephone number, (3) while their phone number was listed on
the national Do Not Call Registry, (4) within the last four years from
the filing of this action.
The Failure to Identify Class
All persons in the United States (1) to whom LPG initiated more than
one telemarketing call or text message within any 12-month period,
(2) to their cellular telephone number, (3) without disclosing the name
of the individual initiating the calls and the name of the entity on whose behalf the calls were made, (4) within the last four years from
the filing of this action.
Could be serious.
Full complaint here: LPG Complaint
We’ll keep an eye on this.
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