In light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a previously unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has subsequently split on reconsideration of whether a consumer has legal standing to sue a debt collector for sharing his personal information with a third party.

The appellate court panel in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, including Judge Kevin Newsom, Adalberto Jordan and Gerald Tjoflat, previously agreed in an April decision that Richard Hunstein had legal standing to bring a lawsuit claiming violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act after Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc. sent personal information to an unauthorized third-party mail house, CompuMail. The case had earlier been dismissed U.S. Middle District of Florida Judge Thomas Barber.