Posts tagged prior express consent.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently addressed both the timing and scope of "prior express consent" under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). The plaintiff in Stephen M. Hill v. Homeward Residential, Inc., - F.3d- , No. 14-4168 (6th Cir. Aug. 21, 2015) alleged that his mortgage lender violated the TCPA by calling his cell phone using an autodialer in an attempt to contact him related to a mortgage debt he owed. The plaintiff did not provide his cell phone number when the mortgage was originated, but provided it three years later by contacting the mortgage ...

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It would be difficult to identify a federal circuit court of appeals that has released a larger number of influential consumer finance decisions in the last year than the Eleventh Circuit. And last week, the court continued its recent consumer finance trend. Before Friday's landmark FDCPA decision in Davidson v. Capital One (covered in a separate blog post), the court again waded into the turbulent waters of the TCPA. On Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in Murphy v. DCI Biologicals Orlando, LLC, --- F.3d ---, No. 14-10414 (11th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015), in which another ...

In Osorio v. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., No. 13-10951 (11th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded a Florida district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment on plaintiff's Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") claim. Specifically, Plaintiff Fredy Osorio brought suit against State Farm Bank under 47 U.S.C. § 227, which "provides a damages remedy for cellular-phone subscribers who receive autodialed phone calls without having given prior express consent to receive such calls." Id. The Eleventh ...

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California, in Roberts v. Paypal, Inc., 2013 WL 2384242 (N.D. Cal. May 30, 2013), has added to the growing list of cases which hold that when a consumer supplies their cellular telephone number to a business, that consumer has supplied the necessary prior express consent to receive certain calls otherwise prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), 47 U.S.C. 227(b)(1). In the absence of prior express consent, or other extenuating circumstances, the TCPA prohibits, among other things, telephone calls to a ...

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