Mealey's Banking & Finance - Judge: Debt Collector Violated Act By Calling Consumer's Cell Phone

Mealey's Banking & Finance - Judge: Debt Collector Violated Act By Calling Consumer's Cell Phone

WILMINGTON, Del. - Default judgment in a consumer's Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit against a debt collector and certain of its employees is proper because the consumer has shown that the defendants willfully violated the statute in attempting to collect on a debt by calling his cellular phone, a federal judge in Delaware ruled March 19 (Kyle J. McGee v. Halsted Financial Services LLC, et al., No. 13-1555, D. Del.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36159).

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