Honda Beats TCPA Class Action With Felon At The Wheel

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge last week tossed a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action against Honda Finance Corp. and First Credit Services Inc., ruling that the plaintiff, a felon, was not a good class representative and the class was too broadly defined.

Plaintiff Kofi Jamison alleged his sister was indebted to Honda and failed to pay the monthly installments on her loan, so Honda referred the collection of her account to FCS, which ran a “skip-trace” on her, yielding Jamison’s cellphone number. He alleged the...
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