LOS ANGELES – A Santa Barbara County consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector over claims it is trying to collect an alleged debt without the authorization to do so.
Tyse Swendseid filed a complaint on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Caddis Funding LLC citing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant misrepresents that it is the rightful assignee of judgment debts. He alleges the defendant is not legally allowed to collect on the debts. The plaintiff holds Caddis Funding LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly attempted to collect an alleged debt from the plaintiff it purchased from a company whose status was suspended. The suit states he believes his judgment was sold to multiple creditors.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, restitution, punitive damages, statutory enhanced damages, statutory damages of $1,000, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon 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-01991-AB-FFM