Plaintiff Uses TCPA to Trigger FDCPA Claim Against Collector; Federal Judge Says No

The plaintiff in a case decided last week in federal district court argued that because a debt collection agency technically violated the TCPA in a call to the defendant, the company was also on the hook for an FDCPA claim under that law’s prohibition on “illegal acts.” But the judge disagreed, ruling in favor of the debt collector. In Gomez v. Oxford Law in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the consumer plaintiff was contacted by the defendant debt collector one time regarding a debt. <more>