LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges a debt collector used an automatic dialing system to contact her without her consent and has filed a class-action suit.

Tika Shishmanian filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, on Aug. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Encore Receivable Management Inc. alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in March, she started receiving calls from the defendant on her cellular telephone in its effort to collect an alleged debt. The suit states the defendant used an automatic telephone dialing system, was not issued consent to call plaintiff and that the plaintiff revoked any consent to be contacted using an automated telephone dialing system. The plaintiff holds Encore Receivable Management Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly communicated by telephone or in person with such frequency as to constitute a harassment and communicated at times or places that inconvenienced plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, actual and statutory damages, costs of suit, attorney's fees and other relief as may be just. The plaintiff is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06015

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