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Q: For how much maximum can you sue someone for violating TCPA, in north carolina

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  • Cary, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") is a federal law, the penalties are the same for every state or jurisdiction. The standard penalty is $500 per violation or the actual sum of monetary loss, whichever is higher.

For violations committed knowingly or willfully, the standard penalty may be multiplied by up to three times. That would make the maximum penalty $1,500 per TCPA violation or the actual sum of monetary loss, whichever is greater.

There is no maximum number of violations that someone could recover for. Also, there are various types of violations, and a single call could constitute multiple violations. So, theoretically, there is no maximum amount that someone could be sued for under the TCPA.

You should speak with an attorney about your specific rights or liabilities under the TCPA.

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