The Southern District of Florida recently ruled that ringless voicemails (RVM) are “calls” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In Schaevitz v. Braman Hyundai, No. 1:17-cv-23890 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 25, 2019) the defendant sent a pre-recorded RVM to the plaintiff soliciting a return call regarding trading in the plaintiff’s car for a newer

In Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, No. 17-1307 (Sup. Ct. Mar. 20, 2019), the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that non-judicial foreclosure actions required by state law are not generally considered debt collection, and therefore are not subject to regulation under the FDCPA. The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, held that the firm’s

The plaintiff in Mollberg v. Advanced Call Center Technologies, Inc., No. 18-1210, 2019 WL 288128 (E.D.Wis. Jan. 22, 2019) received a letter from Advanced Call Center Technologies (which I’ll refer to as ACCT) that attempted to collect a debt owed to Synchrony Bank.  The letter said that the “Total Account Balance” was $1,113.00 and