LOS ANGELES – A consumer claims a debt collector routinely called her on her cellphone without permission.
Mary Green filed a complaint on Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Kohl's Department Stores Inc. and Does 1-50 citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since December 2014, she has suffered damages from receiving several collection calls from the defendant on her cellphone in an attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Kohl's Department Stores Inc. and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly used an automatic telephone dialing system to contact plaintiff and did so without her consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 in treble damages, injunction against the defendant, all damages and legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Matthew C. Bradford and Jonathan C. Fuller of Robinson Bradford LLP in Temecula and Ivan Trahan of Trahan Law Group in Temecula.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01935