Are you being harassed by endless robocalls or robotexts. Oregon's robust anti-robocall laws may provide another option. If your legal rights are being violated, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit for financial damages and stop the calls for good.
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- $500 to $1,500 in compensation per illegal call or text
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Consumers from across the country are fighting back against telemarketers, debt collectors, and other entities who have been harassing them with unwanted robocalls, text messages, and commercial faxes. A federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), along with state laws in several states, have outlawed many types of calls using automated dialers and pre-recorded messages.
Filing A Robocall Lawsuit In Oregon
When callers violate these laws, the recipients of the calls have the opportunity to recover $500 for each violation, or $1,500 if the violation is found to be willful. If you've been harassed by robocalls that you never gave permission to receive, our Oregon robocall lawyers can help you file a lawsuit against the companies who called you illegally.
Robocalls Are Illegal Without Express Written Consent
Commercial calls using autodialers and pre-recorded messages, otherwise known as robocalls, are illegal unless you've given the party calling you permission to do so. This permission must come in the form of express written consent, which can be given in a few ways:
- A form bearing the recipient's physical signature
- Website forms
- Text messages
- Telephone keypress
- Voice recordings
If you've previously given express written consent and wish to revoke it, you have the right to do this at any time and in any reasonable way. Additionally, pre-recorded messages must provide automated opt-out mechanisms which allow the recipient to revoke their consent.
If you've never given consent or you've revoked it and continue to receive robocalls, you likely have a strong case for a TCPA lawsuit against the caller. You can recover $500 to $1,500 for each and every violation you've been subjected to.
Oregon Robocall Laws
Oregon has state laws which apply in addition to the federal TCPA law. According to Oregon state telemarketing laws:
- Callers may not use automatic dialing and announcing devices (ADAD) unless:
- The device is designed and operated so that the call is disconnected within 10 seconds after the recipient ends the call; and
- Within the first 10 seconds of the call, the device provides a way for the recipient to enter a single dual-tone signal, or otherwise speak or enter a one-digit code which notifies the caller that the recipient does not want to receive any future calls.
- Autodialed calls to emergency agencies, hospitals, healthcare facilities, doctor's offices, poison control centers, or suicide prevention or domestic violence counseling services are prohibited.
- Callers may not use automatic dialers that dial telephone numbers randomly or sequentially unless the range of telephone numbers does not include numbers on the Do Not Call list.
- Calls made only be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
How Can I File A Robocall Lawsuit In Oregon?
If you believe you've received illegal robocalls, text messages, or faxes and would like to file a lawsuit, it's important to gather all of the evidence you can. You should do this for every contact you suspect was illegal, as the $500 to $1,500 penalty applies to every illegal call, text, and fax. The more information you gather, the better your odds at receiving the full financial compensation you're entitled to.
We suggest compiling the following information:
- The dates and times you were contacted with screenshots or call records
- The phone numbers that contacted you, along with the company name
- The phone number on which you received the calls and the type of phone (cell phone or landline)
- Specific details about the calls, texts, and faxes, including:
- Was there a prerecorded message?
- Did you hear a beep, click, or short pause after answering before being connected to a live operator? These are signs of an autodialer
- Was an interactive opt-out mechanism provided?
- Did you give consent to receive these calls?
- If you revoked consent, did the calls keep coming?
After you've gathered as much information as you can, we recommend discussing your case with an experienced Oregon robocall lawyer. Our lawyers can help you learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation and guide you through each aspect of your case, including:
- Should you file in state or federal court?
- Is there a class action lawsuit available or would an individual lawsuit be better?
- Assist you with settlement negotiations and represent you in court.
- Help you gather all of the information you need to get the full financial compensation you deserve.