In a precedential ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has eased the way for suits filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by someone other than the intended recipient of a telemarketing call.

Reversing a U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruling, the appeals court said the roommate of a woman to whom a prerecorded Bank of America marketing call about credit cards was directed may file suit under the TCPA.

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