SAN FRANCISCO – A Castro Valley resident alleges a debt collector called her more than 400 times in a 95-day period.
Patricia Douglas filed a complaint on Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco/Oakland Division against Allied Interstate LLC and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Oct. 17, 2015, and Jan. 20, she was contacted 487 times by the defendant, and on some days was called more than 70 times in a day. The plaintiff holds Allied Interstate LLC and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used an automatic telephone dialing system to contact plaintiff and continued to call despite her numerous requests to stop contact. She claims the actions were done intentionally to coerce her into paying the alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction prohibiting the defendant from contacting plaintiff, actual damages, statutory damages, treble damages of $1,500 for each and every call, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Kian Mottahedeh and John D. Sarai of SM Law Group APC in Encino.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-04893-JCS