LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.
Kristin Burbano filed a complaint individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, March 4, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against USCB Inc. alleging the debt collector communicated with recipients through unlawful means.
According to the complaint, Burbano and other similarly situated recipients were made to suffer from abuse and harassment, caused by USCB's barrage of calls using an auto dialer and prerecorded voice to collect on plaintiffs' alleged debt, despite their repeated requests for the calls to stop.
The plaintiff alleges USCB caused a telephone to ring repeatedly or continuously with intent to annoy, harass or abuse plaintiffs, contacted Burbano without prior express consent and unlawfully utilized an automatic dialer and automated voice.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, actual damages, $500 in statutory damages for every violation, $1,500 in treble damages for every violation, court costs, attorney fees and all relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 17-cv-01763