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Abusive Robocalls to Cell Phones

Autodialed “robocalls” to mobile phones are more than just annoying—if made without consent, the are ILLEGAL. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects cell phone users’ privacy rights.  The TCPA is a federal statute that prohibits telemarketers and others from making automated calls or sending texts or faxes to you without prior consent.  As a victim of illegal robocalls, you have a right to file a claim or lawsuit for TCPA violations. You could be …

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, a firefighter sprays a hose into a Keysight Technologies building in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that more than 100 boxes of letters and other materials from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard burned in the fires. Electronics firm Keysight Technologies had acquired the archives through spinoffs, and the archives were stored at its offices in Santa Rosa. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Napa and Sonoma Valley Wildfire Litigation

Caddell & Chapman continues its investigation and prosecution of cases against PG&E for the Napa and Sonoma valley wildfires that began on October 8.  As commonly known, the Napa and Sonoma valleys were victim to some of the most destructive wildfires in California history, destroying more than 5000 homes and costing more than 40 lives.

Soon after the fires commenced, Caddell & Chapman retained one of the preeminent fire cause and origin experts in California …

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Lawsuits Against Abusive Tribal Payday Loans

Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential “rent-a-tribe” class action litigation.  The investigation focuses on businesses that abuse their arrangements with Native American tribes to make short-term loans.  These payday or installment loans have extremely high interest rates that are illegal under state and federal law.

As Caddell & Chapman is learning through its investigation, businesses across the country operate illegal online payday lending schemes by using the names of Native American tribes.  Such tribes are …

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Caddell & Chapman represents plaintiffs nationwide in class actions and other complex litigation.

Construction Defect Litigation

Caddell & Chapman resolved part of a major construction defect case involving an $85 million, 30‑story condominium tower on South Padre Island in Texas. The tower, having suffered extreme differential settlement during its construction, will be imploded in December 2009. Representing the owner, Caddell & Chapman successfully addressed multi‑party claims and obtained a confidential settlement on a significant portion of the case, following which there was a release of the bank liens on the property. …

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