SAN FRANCISCO – A Tulare County consumer alleges she was contacted by a debt collector with such a frequency to be considered harassment.
Amy Vidrio filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Rash Curtis & Associates and Does 1 through 10 alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in July 2016, she suffered damages from being charged for receiving several collection calls on her cellular telephone from the defendant in its attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Rash Curtis & Associates and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly kept on calling the plaintiff on her cellular telephone despite her request to stop calling her, caused her phone to ring repeatedly to continuously to annoy her and communicated with such frequency as to constitute harassment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 in treble damages, actual damages, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems 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 Eastern District of California Case number 1:17-cv-00407-DAD-EPG