SAN FRANCISCO – A Vallejo individual is suing a collections company over allegations of invasion of privacy.
Sheron Cook filed a class-action complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Feb. 8 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California against Enhanced Recovery Co., alleging that the collections company unlawfully made robocalls to plaintiff's cellular phone to collect a debt owed.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between July 28, 2015, and Jan. 6, she received an automated call from the defendant in an attempt to collect debt owed by the previous owner of the number. These phone calls were pre-recorded voice and plaintiff did not give any consent to make these calls, the complaint states. The plaintiff holds Enhanced Recovery Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly used an artificial or pre-recorded voice call to the plaintiff's cellular phone, which is in direct violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The plaintiff seeks for the class $500 per every alleged negligent violation of the TCPA and $1,500 for every alleged knowing or willful violation of the TCPA, costs of the suit and any other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by L. Timothy Fisher, Annick M. Persinger, Yeremey O. Krivoshey and Scott A. Bursor of Bursor & Fisher in Walnut Creek and New York, New York.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00118