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In Porter v. Dollar Financial Group, Inc., 2014 WL 4368892 (E.D.Cal. 2014), Judge Shubb found the allegations of a TCPA claim to be outside of an Arbitration Agreement because the complaint alleged that the calls placed did not relate to the subject of the contract that contained the arbitration clause. On December 29, 2011, plaintiff signed a Deferred Deposit Loan Note in… Read More

In Fischer v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., 2014 WL 3729553 (E.D.Cal. 2014), Judge England ordered a TCPA and Rosenthal Act claim to Arbitration. Judge England found the TCPA claim within the scope of the Arbitration Agreement. Plaintiff opposes Defendant's Motion on the grounds that Defendant has not established that its repeated calls to Plaintiff were in any way related to the loan… Read More

In Delgado v. Progress Financial Co., 2014 WL 1756282 (E.D.Cal. 2014), Judge O’Neill ordered a Plaintiff’s TCPA and FDCPA claims to arbitration. Mr. Delgado does not dispute that he signed the Arbitration Agreement at the time he applied for a loan from Progreso Financiero; nor does he dispute the validity of the agreement. Doc. 14 at 2. Mr. Delgado argues,… Read More

In Tuttle v. Sallie Mae, Inc., 2014 WL 545379 (N.D.Ind. 2014), Judge DeGuilio ordered a TCPA claim to arbitration, finding that the TCPA claim was within the scope of the arbitration clause. The Court rejects Ms. Tuttle's argument that the TCPA claim is either collateral to the Note or arises independently from the Note. In support of this argument, Ms.… Read More

In Mendoza v. Ad Astra Recovery Services Inc., 2014 WL 47777 (C.D.Cal. 2014), Judge Snyder ordered a TCPA class action to arbitration.  The facts were as follows: On September 9, 2013, plaintiff Miguel Mendoza filed this putative class action against defendant Ad Astra Recovery Services, Inc. (“Ad Astra”) on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated. Plaintiff asserts claims… Read More

In Betancourt v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, 2013 WL 6644560 (M.D.Fla. 2013), Judge Moody ordered a TCPA claim to arbitration. This case involves similar claims to those in Ownings v. T–Mobile USA, Inc., 3:12–CV–1385–J–12, 2013 WL 4401824 (M.D.Fla.2013), where the court held that Plaintiff's TCPA and FCCPA claims were significantly related to a cellular contract service agreement. In that case,… Read More

In Whaley v. T-Mobile, USA, Inc., 2013 WL 5155342 (E.D.Ky. 2013), Judge Bunning ordered a TCPA/Unintended Recipient case to arbitration based on an arbitration clause that the defendant actually had with the recipient on an unrelated account.  Beginning in July 2012 T–Mobile used an automatic dialing system to call plaintiff regarding a debt purportedly owed by a third person, Thomas… Read More

In Brown v. DIRECTV, LLC, 2013 WL 3273811 (C.D.Cal. 2013), Judge Gee ordered a TCPA case to arbitration, notwithstanding the Plaintiff’s argument that the claim was outside the scope of the clause.  This action is about whether collection calls were legal under TCPA. Other district courts have compelled arbitration of TCPA claims in similar circumstances. See, e.g., Cayanan v. Citi… Read More

In Coppock v. Citigroup, Inc., 2013 WL 1192632 (W.D.Wash. 2013), Judge Coughenour granted a Petition to Compel Arbitration in a TCPA/FDCPA class action. The arbitration agreement clearly covers the TCPA and FDCPA claims. Citi made the calls to collect a debt it thought Coppock owed on her credit card account. Her claims based on those calls are thus “[c]laims relating… Read More

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