Federal Court Rules All Debt-Collection Calls Exempt from TCPA

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not apply to debt-collection calls, even calls made to cellular telephones. A copy of the decision in the case, Roy v. Dell Financial Services, is available here. Noting that Congress enacted the TCPA to address telemarketing, the decision relied upon a portion of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Meadows v. Franklin which stated, “the [Federal Communications Commission] has determined that all debt-collection circumstances are excluded from the TCPA’s coverage.” <more>