SAN DIEGO – Several California residents have filed a class-action suit against a Las Vegas debt collector alleging it has called some of them more than 2,000 times.
Kelly Benson, Naomi Blocker, Debra Boden, et al. filed a complaint on Aug. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Credit One Financial, doing business as Credit One Bank, alleging that the debt collector violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 2011 to 2015, they received several calls daily from the defendant in an attempt to collect on consumer debts allegedly owed by plaintiffs. The suit states these calls were made by an automatic telephone dialing system and uses an artificial or prerecorded voice. The plaintiffs hold Credit One Financial responsible because the defendant allegedly violated the rights of the plaintiffs through dissented calls, harassed plaintiffs with collection calls using an automatic dialing system and disrupted plaintiffs’ daily activities and the enjoyment of their personal lives.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, damages, costs of litigation, attorney’s fees and all other relief that the court deems just. They are represented by Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa and Joshua B. Swigart and Veronica E. McKnight of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02095