Bipartisan Group of AGs Sues Texas Companies over Billions of Illegal Robocalls

  • A group of seven AGs, including Texas AG Ken Paxton, sued Texas-based robocall companies Eagle Capital Group LLC and JSquared Telecom LLC and their owners (collectively “Eagle Capital”) over allegations that Eagle Capital engaged in unlawful and abusive robocall campaigns in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and each participating state’s respective telemarketing laws.
  • The complaint alleges that Eagle Capital initiated billions of robocalls to both residential and mobile phone lines, including to numbers that were on state or federal do-not-call registries, to market healthcare products or extended car warranties, and that it spoofed caller ID information to make call recipients believe the calls were coming from their local area.
  • The AGs seek a variety of relief, including declaratory and injunctive relief, actual or statutory damages, civil penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • In related news, the National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), signed by 52 AGs, to encourage the FCC to continue to facilitate collaboration with state AGs and telecommunications companies to coordinate efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.