Publications & Presentations
September 28, 2020

Returned Phone Call Enough to Confer Standing in TCPA Case

Author, ARM Compliance Digest

In a case that was first reported by Eric Troutman at, a District Court judge in Texas has dismissed claims that a collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by making one unanswered phone call to the plaintiff’s cell phone, but denied a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the plaintiff returned the call, not knowing who it was from.