Bad Calls

An attorney in Florida is suing Sirius XM radio because, he alleges, the company would not stop robo-calling him even after he complained and the company told him it would stop.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act affords protection to consumers from wanton telemarketing calls, and the attorney, Yechezkel Rodal, says that although his new car came with a three-month trial to the satellite service, he never agreed to receive calls—both at home and on his cell—urging him to subscribe. He asked them to stop in a letter; the satellite outfit responded with a phone call assuring him that the calls would stop. But they began again and continued for two weeks.

Rodal is asking for $1500 in statutory damages for each willful violation and $500 for each negligent violation.