Last week on January 20, 2016, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ U.S. ___, 2016 WL 22835 (Jan. 20, 2016), the Supreme Court issued several important rulings in a TCPA class action. These rulings will help consumers in cases where they are receiving unwanted text messages; being contacted by various parties seeking to collect a debt and debt collection by federal contractors.
- “A text message to a cellular telephone … qualifies as a “call” within the compass of” the TCPA’s prohibition against autodialed or prerecorded calls to cell phones without the consumer’s prior express consent.
- A defendant can be liable for another’s TCPA violations based on common law principles of agency.
- While the United States and its agencies have immunity from TCPA suits, federal contractors do not.
If you are receiving unwanted calls to your cell phone that are seeking a collect a debt, please contact Christie D. Arkovich P.A.