The Senate Committee has heard from consumer advocacy groups, industry representatives, and independent experts in relation to the effects of the TCPA. Monica Desai, a Communications Practice partner in our Washington DC office and a former Federal Communications Commission official, testified as an expert about how consumers have used the TCPA to bring abusive lawsuits against companies for technical violations of the TCPA which did not result in any actual harm. Ms. Desai pointed out that even companies with robust compliance programs have been sued for technical violations of the TCPA and have had to pay steep attorney’s fees that are disproportionate to the amount of actual injury suffered. 

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