SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against an Illinois company alleging it violated debt collection laws.
Patrick Roberts filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Halsted Financial Services LLC, citing violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between June 29, 2015, and Sept. 18, 2015, he was contacted on his mobile telephone several times by the defendant using an artificial or pre-recorded voice. The plaintiff holds Halsted Financial Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly placed several calls to plaintiff's phone despite his requests to stop calling him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief, $1,500 for each violation as treble damages, $500 for statutory damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by L. Timothy Fisher, Annick M. Persinger and Yeremey O. Krivoshey of Bursor & Fisher PA in Walnut Creek and Scott A. Bursor of Bursor & Fisher PA in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00609