Mealey's Banking & Finance - Bank's Debt Collection Calls Without Proper Consent Violated Act, Panel Rules

Mealey's Banking & Finance - Bank's Debt Collection Calls Without Proper Consent Violated Act, Panel Rules

ATLANTA - A federal district court did not err in granting partial summary judgment in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank N.A. because the bank violated provisions of the act when it contacted a consumer to collect on a debt using an autodialing system without the consent of the "called party," an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled in an opinion made available on June 11 (Lynn Breslow v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A., doing business as Wachovia Bank N.A., No. 12-14565, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10457).

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