LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector frequently called her with an intent to harass.
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.
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.
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
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01890