This hits close to home for me as I live in Commack, NY.
Most interesting is that Forster & Garbus are truly small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. They are a 12 attorney firm and have filed 99,000 lawsuits over 4 or 5 years.
This is unlike the last lawsuit the CFPB brought against Frederick Hanna; who had 400 employees and was filing 100,000 lawsuits per year.
Doesn't seem like anything here would apply to these types of calls from Midland. I'm sure Midland agents are not using iPhones to place their calls. They are using traditional old school ATDS systems under any conservative definition of the term.
@Harry Seaward @Goody_Ouchless This is a case where Midland asked to settle for dismissal once they got the initial AAA bill and OP countered with dismissal with prejudice plus their costs and Midland agreed to that. It doesn't seem like following people into arbitration is a Midland policy change with this plus the other Midland dismissal this week. It might just be the decision of those couple attorneys only in the other cases.