June 23, 2014

Right to Auto-Dial Cell Ends With Number Transfer

If your business uses auto-dialing of cell phones as a way of communicating with customers, you may find yourself facing an unexpected new burden after a ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court.

That court, in the case of Breslow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., determined that when the plaintiff transferred ownership of the phone and its number to another party (in this case her daughter), the right of the bank to contact her for debt-collection purposes lost its validity.

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