Security Business

MAY 2019

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May 2019 / / Security Business 57 Continued from page 34 Legal Brief: Monitronics Class Action well have viable defenses and it should be afforded the opportunity to defend itself at trial. Class actions are tricky and so is the TCPA. Individual plaintiffs can opt out of the class and cause problems for big companies, as it has with Monitronics. Additionally, hiring other companies to conduct marketing for your company is a double-edged sword – you may benefit from the flow of new customers, but you also may bear liability for the conduct of those companies, particularly if you are on notice of improper conduct and do nothing to address it. Hiring skilled and responsible counsel at an early stage of any meaningful consumer complaint – particularly where the TCPA can be invoked – is a critical step and ultimately could result in a substantial savings to any company at risk of litigation in this area. ■ » Timothy J. Pastore, Esq., is a Partner in the New York law firm of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP (, where he is the Chair of the Security Systems and Cybersecurity Practice Groups. Before entering private practice, Mr. Pastore was an officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Reach him at (212) 692-5982 or by e-mail at ADVERTISER NAME PAGE WEB SITE URL Acquisiton & Funding Services 29 AES Corporation 5 All American Monitoring 27 Alula 13 Cyber:Secured Forum 43 DKS DoorKing Systems 9 DSX Access Control Systems 60 Emergency 24 19 GAI-Tronics Corp. 21 Hikvision USA 3 HID Global Corporation 7 ICC 37 JLM Wholesale 47 Quick Response Monitoring 33 Rasilient Systems Inc. 17 Seco-Larm 35 Security Lock Distributors 1, 59 STid 25, 31 Telguard 11 Uniview 2 Viking Electronics 23 WeSuite 15 Winsted Corporation 41 This index is supplied as a service to our readers. The publisher assumes no liability for omissions or errors. Advertiser Index MAY 2019 Request info: SECURITY SYSTEMS & CYBERSECURITY PRACTICE GROUPS Great Lawyers Securing Great Results for Corporate Clients Across The Country TIMOTHY J. PASTORE, E . Chair (212) 692-5982 or

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