LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector has invaded her privacy.
Michelle Balestrieri filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Bank of America NA citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in 2016, she suffered damages from receiving several collection calls on her cellular telephone from the defendant in its attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Bank of America NA responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to call her after she requested the calls stop. She alleges her privacy was invaded by the calls.
The plaintiff seeks injunction against the defendant, statutory damages, treble damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Matthew A. Rosenthal of Westgate Law in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-02159-DSF-GJS