The TCPA already has an ample four-year statute of limitations. But based upon a 1974 Supreme Court case called American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. 538 (1974), that statute is extended every time a defendant is sued in a class action. And given how frequently those class actions are filed in TCPAland, this doctrine comes into play more than you’d think.
Take the last week’s ruling in the case of Christianson v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, No. 17-1525 (DWF/TNL), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152528, at *1 (D. Minn. Sep. 7, 2018).