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Appeals panel: Fresh look needed at TCPA class actions vs insurers, so don't only enrich lawyers

Dana Herra and Jonathan Bilyk May 23, 2016, 12:51am

A panel of state appellate justices could have simply found an insurer wasn’t obligated to pay to cover a $4 million settlement reached to end a lawsuit brought by a suburban engineering firm that claimed it had received so-called “junk fax” advertisements. But the justices used the occasion to also send a message to the lawyers it says are responsible for a “proliferation” of potential junk class action lawsuits under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, brought in many cases, the jus