Our company helps marketers, call centers, and other organizations that use an automated telephone dialing system (ATDS) to avoid and defend against abusive Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation.
Over the decades since its enactment, the TCPA has morphed from a well-intentioned consumer protection statute into a virtual litigation industry. Any company that uses an ATDS now faces TCPA liability, and thousands of attorneys and ordinary consumers have taken advantage of the law. As a result, TCPA litigation has increased by a staggering 1,273% since 2010, and class action attorneys have made millions from suing large corporations for minor technical violations that cause no actual harm.
And contrary to the headlines, large companies are far from the only victims. Over 95% of the thousands of TCPA lawsuits filed every year are aimed at small to medium sized businesses, many of which cannot afford the ruinous costs of defending against them. Faced with imminent closure, these companies have no choice but to pay outrageous settlements, or to shut their doors.
The Blacklist Alliance was founded by a small group of marketing professionals and attorneys who spent years fighting against abusive TCPA lawsuits. We are absolutely committed to protecting well-meaning companies from the extortionate tactics employed by plaintiffs and their class action attorneys. Our advanced solution was carefully designed to both dramatically reduce the risk of predatory TCPA lawsuits, and to minimize their impact whenever they occur.
In a ironic twist, a law intended to protect consumers from abusive telemarketing companies now helps class action attorneys and consumers abuse any company that attempts to contact them using an ATDS.
Our mission is to reduce the risk and minimize the impact of abusive TCPA litigation. To achieve that goal requires a mixture of technology and legal expertise.
- Reducing the Risk: Risk reduction is achieved via the Litigation Firewall, comprised of a dynamic database populated with the numbers of thousands of professional TCPA plaintiffs and attorneys. Accessible by a robust API, the Litigation Firewall is a powerful shield, an automated outbound and inbound data scrubbing tool that prevents you from making a call that could trigger a financial catastrophe
- Minimizing the Impact: In the event one of our members is served or even threatened with a lawsuit, our solution incorporates prepaid legal services and representation to alleviate the financial burden of defending yourself.