LOS ANGELES – Temple City consumer alleges debt collector called at an excessive and harassing rate to collect a debt from a third party.
Michael Young filed a complaint on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital Retail Bank and doing business as Gap Inc., alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from receiving several collection calls from the defendant in its attempt to collect a debt from an unknown party. The plaintiff holds Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital Retail Bank and doing business as Gap Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly called plaintiff's cellular telephone, which is utilized by his minor daughter, at an excessive and harassing rate.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $500, treble damages, actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Trinette G. Kent of Lemberg Law, LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02054-AB-GJS