LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector frequently called her with an intent to harass.
Carneisha Forney filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Colony Brands Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in May 2015, the defendant contacted her to collect on an alleged debt. The plaintiffs hold Colony Brands Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly caused a telephone to ring repeatedly or continuously with intent to annoy, harass or abuse plaintiff; 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 seek judgment against defendant, $500 in statutory damages for every violation, $1,500 in treble damages for every violation, actual damages, costs, attorney's fees, and further relief as may be just. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01890