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In Berman v. Freedom Fin. Network, No. 18-cv-01060-YGR, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150810, at *3 (N.D. Cal. Sep. 4, 2019), Judge Gonzalez-Rogers found no good faith defense to a TCPA claim. The alleged facts were as follows: In the instant action, plaintiff Daniel Berman, on behalf of himself and a putative class, alleges violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act… Read More

In Lee v., LLC, 2016 WL 4382786, at *5 (D.Kan., 2016), Judge Melgren held that the Husband, as a regular user of the wife's cell phone, had standing to sue under the TCPA. Moving on to the legal issue at hand, the 2015 FCC Order defines the term “called party” as the “subscriber, i.e., the consumer assigned the telephone… Read More

In Springer v. Fair Isaac Corp., 2015 WL 7188234, at *5 (E.D.Cal., 2015), the Court addressed what affirmative defenses may be pleaded in a TCPA action.  The Court allowed the affirmative defense of "good faith" to proceed. Defendant's third affirmative defense of reasonable and good faith states: "Defendant's actions were taken in good faith, in reliance upon information provided by its customers… Read More

In Danehy v. Time Warner Cable Enterprise LLC, 2015 WL 5534285, at *2-3 (E.D.N.C.,2015), Judge Flanagan adopted a Magistrate's ruling on summary judgment in favor of a TCPA defendant. In his objections, plaintiff takes issue with the magistrate judge's determination that SkyCreek did not utilize an ATDS when making calls to plaintiff's telephone. The court does not reach the merits of… Read More

In Chyba v. First Financial Asset Management, Inc., 2014 WL 1744136 (S.D.Cal. 2014), Judge Benitez found that even if Plaintiff created a triable issue of fact as to whether she gave prior express consent to be called on her cellular telephone, a third-party debt collector had a good faith basis to believe that Plaintiff had provided consent to the creditor… Read More

In Olney v., Inc., 2014 WL 1747674 (E.D.Cal. 2014), Judge O’Neill found trial issues of fact and denied summary judgment to a TCPA defendant who the Resume–Now's resume posting service, a service that is offered only to subscribing members and to whom Plaintiff had provided his cellular telphone number. Plaintiff misinterprets Satterfield. “The FCC appears to have intended in… Read More