E.D. Michigan: TCPA Consent Passes from Doctor’s Office to Debt Collector Retained by Laboratory

Does consent to receive calls on a cell phone given by a patient to a medical provider pass to a debt collector hired by the medical provider to collect the delinquent account? The 6th Circuit already answered this question in the affirmative. The Eastern District of Michigan recently reaffirmed and extended this flow of TCPA consent in Mayang v. The PAR Group, Inc., 17-CV-12447 (Jul. 17, 2018). In this case, the court found that TCPA consent provided to a doctor’s office flows all the way to a debt collector retained by the laboratory running a blood test on behalf of the doctor’s office.

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