SACRAMENTO — A Butte County consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Collecto Inc. and up to 10 of its employees and agents, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes in trying to collect a debt.
Jenni Hodges filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the defendants alleging that they called the plaintiff several times in an attempt to collect an alleged debt, violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in February 2016, she suffered damages from receiving several collection calls on her cellular telephone. The plaintiff holds Collecto responsible because it allegedly kept on calling the plaintiff on her cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system despite her request to stop calling.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 in treble 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 the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00706-JAM-CMK