TCPA Suits Bolstered By 3rd Circ. 'Called Party' Ruling

Law360, New York (October 15, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit's decision Wednesday that consumers who answer prerecorded phone calls intended for their roommates can bring suits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is likely to further swell the already bulky class action docket, by stripping businesses like Bank of America of their ability to knock down suits in their early stages, attorneys say.

Dealing a blow to the defense bar, the three-judge appellate panel revived Mark Leyse's TCPA claims on the grounds that the statute allows for not only intended recipients but also actual recipients of prerecorded calls to bring claims that their privacy had been violated by...

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