SACRAMENTO – An Elk Grove consumer alleges a debt collector is unlawfully and abusively attempting to collect an alleged debt.

Mathew Cortez filed a complaint on June 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Action Professionals Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he received a collection letter from the defendant in April. The plaintiff holds Action Professionals Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly sent a notice to the plaintiff without providing the required notice of debtor's rights according to the FDCPA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Abbas Kazerounian and Mona Amini of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa and by Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01161-MCE-EFB

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