LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges she was harassed by frequent calls from a debt collector.
Alexandra Piraino filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Wells Fargo Bank, National Association citing the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016, she suffered damages from receiving several collection calls from the defendant in an attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Wells Fargo Bank, National Association responsible because the defendants allegedly used an automatic telephone dialing system to call plaintiff's telephone without her consent and called with a frequency meant to harass.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, statutory damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by G. Thomas Martin III and Nicholas J. Bontrager of Martin & Bontrager APC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08705-CAS-AJW