§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Unsolicited telephonic sales calls; consumer listing; updates
§ 3 Unsolicited telephonic sales calls; limitations
§ 4 Use of blocking devices or services prohibited
§ 5 Exclusion of consumer information from marketing or sales solicitation publications, compilations, and databases; exceptions
§ 5A Disclosures by telephone solicitors; information provided to consumers prior to payment
§ 6 Consumer objections to receipt of unsolicited telephonic sales calls; methods of compilation; notification of solicitors
§ 7 National consumer database; inclusion of commonwealth portion in no sales solicitation calls listing
§ 8 Violations; enforcement by attorney general; consumer action; penalties; attorney’s fees and costs
§ 9 Defense to action or proceeding for violation
§ 10 Time limitations for actions or proceedings
§ 11 Use of information contained in no sales solicitation listing
§ 12 Jurisdiction; nonresidents
§ 13 Remedies not exclusive
§ 14 Advisory group; availability of educational materials; written and electronic information

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 159C - Telemarketing Solicitation

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.