Case Study: Soppet V. Enhanced Recovery

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT) -- On May 11, 2012, the Seventh Circuit in Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Company LLC, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9560 (7th Cir. May 11, 2012), issued an opinion illustrating the risks of using an automated dialer to place calls to a stale cellular telephone number.

In Soppet, the defendant was accused of making a call to a cellphone number using an automated dialer regulated by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and that it had received consent from a prior consumer who had been assigned the number. Such...
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