Considering What 'Consent' Really Means Under The TCPA

Law360, New York (July 6, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT) -- If someone owes your business money, the expectation of payment would seem reasonable. One would assume it is equally reasonable for a business to contact a debtor via their telephone number in an attempt to collect a debt. That is, unless you are the debtor.

In a recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act case that was pending in the Middle District of Florida, Soulliere v. CFI Resorts Management Inc., the plaintiff, a debtor, alleged that he "revoked" his consent by telling the callers "please don't call my cellphone." The jury wasn't buying it.

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