Circuit Court Says Autodialed Collection Calls to VoIP Line Carrying Charges Violated TCPA

In an unpublished opinion handed down last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that calls made to a residential line using an autodialer can violate the TCPA if the residential line service charges for incoming calls. In this particular case, the line was using a VoIP subscription that carried per-call charges. The case, Lynn v. Monarch Recovery Management, involved numerous debt collection calls to the plaintiff that were, in final analysis, not intended for him. <more>