A Review of 2020 FDCPA and TCPA Opinions from the Second Circuit

The Second Circuit was relatively quiet when it came to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 2020, but when it did issue opinions, several were quite impactful in our industry. Most significant was its decision to side with the Ninth Circuit and its broad interpretation of an automatic telephone dialing system which likely helped set the stage for the Supreme Court to resolve the split in 2021.  The following is a chronological report of the Second Circuit’s opinions in FDCPA and TCPA cases.

Editor's Note: Want to view these opinions and track other court decision trends that impact the industry? You can do so through a free trial of the iA Case Law Tracker.

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