SAN DIEGO – A La Mesa man alleges a debt collector continues to call him for an alleged debt owed by a relative.
William Burdine filed a complaint on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against First National Bank of Omaha alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant was calling to collect a debt allegedly owed by the plaintiff's father, which he has no responsibility for. He alleges the calls were made using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice and that the defendant continued calling despite consent being revoked.
The plaintiff holds First National Bank of Omaha responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls despite plaintiff's explicit demand to stop the improper calls, and unlawfully utilized an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, statutory, treble, punitive and actual damages, costs of litigation, attorneys' fees and further relief as may be just. He is represented by Trinette G. Kent of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00078