Do Not Call Registry

A national register compiled by the FCC containing consumer landline, cell phone and fax numbers that prohibit telemarketing solicitations.

Do-Not-Call Lists

Database registries complied by businesses containing non-consenting consumer landline, cell phone and fax numbers.

Economic Injury

Money or property loss due to alleged violations of federal or state securities laws.

Equitable Relief Settlement Class

Settlement classes who file for injunctive relief by petitioning the courts to order specific performance on a defendant or to restrain the defendant from performing certain acts.

Exclusion Request

Motions to the courts from class members requesting removal from class action participation; excluded class members lose all rights to pursue future legal relief—exclusion is not the same as opting out of class action lawsuits.

Failure to Disclose

A legal term used when people or corporations conceal or withhold important information from financial statements or hide material business dealings from investors leading to intentional or negligent misrepresentation or fraud.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

An independent US government agency responsible for regulating interstate and international telephone, radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

An independent US government agency that oversees consumer protection laws and anticompetitive business practices.