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COVER

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A district court refuses to find vicarious liability
in a TCPA class-action case. What does this mean
for debt buyers and debt collectors?
By David N. Anthony, Jonathan P. Floyd and John E. "Jed" Komisin

V

icarious liability-being held
responsible for another entity's
actions-is a justifiable concern
of every debt buyer or debt collector who
outsources any portion of its business. The
Eastern District of Michigan recently tested
the applicability of vicarious liability in the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47
USC Section 227, et seq., with the defendant
parent company avoiding liability despite
difficult facts.

THE LAWSUIT
In Lyngaas v. Curaden AG, Case No.
17-10910, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 201986
(E.D. Mich. Nov. 21, 2019), plaintiff Brian
Lyngaas, D.D.S., on behalf of himself
and similarly situated class members,
alleged that he received unsolicited fax
advertisements at his dentist office from
defendants Curaden AG and Curaden USA
in violation of the TCPA. The defendants
argued that Lyngaas did not meet his
burden of proving the total number of
unsolicited faxes allegedly sent class-wide.
More importantly, they also argued that
Lyngaas did not establish that Curaden
AG, the parent company of Curaden USA,

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Collector - February 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - February 2020

Presidents Page
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
Overlapping Responsibilities?
Taking on Tax Time
Making Connections in D.C.
Calendar
Honor Roll
Education Spotlight
Creative Solutions
Ask the Experts: Reaching Out
Legal Liability & the FDCPA
Advocacy and Parenthood: Not So Different
Your Opinion Matters
Beyond the Boundary of the Law
ACA SearchPoint
Membership
Ad Index
Last Word
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Collector - February 2020 - Best Practices
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Collector - February 2020 - FYI
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Collector - February 2020 - Collection Tips
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Collector - February 2020 - Overlapping Responsibilities?
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Collector - February 2020 - Taking on Tax Time
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Collector - February 2020 - Making Connections in D.C.
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Collector - February 2020 - Calendar
Collector - February 2020 - Honor Roll
Collector - February 2020 - Education Spotlight
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Collector - February 2020 - Creative Solutions
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Collector - February 2020 - Ask the Experts: Reaching Out
Collector - February 2020 - 39
Collector - February 2020 - Legal Liability & the FDCPA
Collector - February 2020 - 41
Collector - February 2020 - Advocacy and Parenthood: Not So Different
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Collector - February 2020 - Your Opinion Matters
Collector - February 2020 - 45
Collector - February 2020 - Beyond the Boundary of the Law
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Collector - February 2020 - ACA SearchPoint
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Collector - February 2020 - Membership
Collector - February 2020 - Ad Index
Collector - February 2020 - Last Word
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