LOS ANGELES – A Ventura County man alleges a debt collector unlawfully contacted him instead of his counsel.
Christopher Phillips filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff Inc. and Does 1 to 10 citing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016, the defendants contacted him via phone demanding that he pay a debt that he alleges is not owed. The plaintiff holds McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff Inc. and Does 1 to 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly called the plaintiff directly to collect an alleged debt despite knowing that he is already being represented by an attorney.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages in the sum of $100,000, statutory damages of no less than $1,000, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Louis P. Dell of Law Office of Louis P. Dell in Burbank.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02575-DMG-PLA