Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Aytan Y. Bellin, Esq. , [Argued], Bellin & Associates, White Plains, NY, for Appellants.
Michael R. McDonald, Esq. , [Argued], Damian V. Santomauro, Esq. , Gibbons, Newark, NJ, for Appellee, Skinder Strauss Associates, a New Jersey Partnership.
Louis A. Bove, I, Esq. , Jay M. Green, Esq. , [Argued], Bodell, Bove Grace & Van Horn, Philadelphia, PA, Kristin Hitsous, Esq. , Rosabianca & Associates, New York, NY, for Appellee Afgo Mechanical Services Inc.
David J. Bloch, Esq. , [Argued], L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini Livingston, NJ, for Appellee, Flierwire Inc, doing business as SCHEIN MEDIA.
Before: McKEE, Chief Judge, RENDELL and GARTH, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
OPINION OF THE COURT
RENDELL, Circuit Judge.
This consolidated appeal encompasses three class actions brought in the District Court for the District of New Jersey under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. § 227(b). The TCPA is a unique federal statute that provides a private right of action for recipients of unsolicited facsimiles, as well as statutory damages of $500 per "violation." The plaintiffs in these suits...
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