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In Landsman & Funk PC v. Skinder-Strauss Associates, --- F.3d ----, 2011 WL 1226371 (3d Cir. 2011), the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a 2-1 split decision joined with other circuits and district courts to find that the TCPA’s exclusive grant of federal question jurisdiction in the state courts did not deprive the federal courts of jurisdiction… Read More

In Versteeg v. Bennett, Deloney & Noyes, P.C., -- F.R.D. – 2011 WL 159805 (D. Wyo. 2011), the Court denied class certification due to an absence of predominance of questions of fact and law common to classmembers, explaining:   For Plaintiff's TCPA claims, the Court does not find that “questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over… Read More

In Vance v. Bureau of Collection Recovery LLC, 2011 WL 881550 (N.D.Ill. 2011), Judge Dow found that Plaintiff had pleaded enough facts to proceed on a TCPA claim arising out of debt collection calls to his cellular telephone. The facts recited in the opinion were scarce, but, basically, it appears that the Plaintiff alleged that she received multiple automated debt… Read More

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