SAN FRANCISCO – A Sacramento County man is suing a debt collection company over allegations that it unlawfully added monies to the total amount being collected.
James Shipp filed a class-action lawsuit on March 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Enhanced Resource Centers (ERC) and John Does 1-25, citing violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 11, he was sent a letter attempting to collect a debt owed to Comcast from the defendants. The suit states that the letter stated the alleged debt totaled $225.33, which could be paid in six monthly payments of $37.56. The plaintiff alleges that the total of the monthly installment plan is a higher amount than the debt owed and that the defendants are not entitled to this money.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages, interest, legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01101
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