LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer claims a debt collection company invaded his privacy with frequent calls.
Crispin Carreon filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against R.M. Galicia Inc. 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 he and other similarly situated individuals have suffered from anxiety, feelings of annoyance, invasion of privacy, general discomfort and incurred incoming call charges as a result of defendant's incessant calls. The plaintiffs hold R.M. Galicia Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls despite plaintiff's explicit demand to stop the improper calls and unlawfully utilized an autodialer and/or an artificial voice.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, statutory damages, treble damages, costs, attorney's fees and further relief as may be just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01764