SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer claims a Nevada debt collector continues to call her after she revoked her consent to receive calls.
Keisha Newsom filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of others similarly situated on Dec. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Gila LLC, doing business as Municipal Services Bureau,
citing alleged violations of
Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered unwanted call charges and invasion of privacy from receiving intrusive calls from the defendant in its attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Gila LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls despite plaintiffs' explicit demand to stop the improper calls and unlawfully utilized an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, certify class action, appoint class representative and counsel, statutory damages of $500 for every negligent violation and $1,500 for each willful violation, injunctive relief, and all other relief that the court deems just. She is represented by Joshua B. Swigart and Yana A. Hart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego and Daniel G. Shay of Law Office of Daniel G. Shay in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03063