SAN DIEGO — A La Jolla man is suing a debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the (Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Trevor Stuart filed a complaint Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against TekCollect, violation of collection practices acts through abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.
According to the complaint, on Oct. 7, 2016, Stuart suffered damages upon receiving a misleading communication from TekCollect that threatened legal action toward the plaintiff if payment was not furnished within a certain time period. The suit says the defendant wrongfully advised Stuart that there was no such legal concept as a statute of limitation.
The plaintiff alleges TekCollect threatened to take actions that it cannot legally take, and misrepresented the character or legal status of the debt.
Stuart seeks trial by jury, declaratory relief, actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000 for violations of FDCPA and all proper relief. He is represented by attorney Rory Leisinger of Leisinger Law LLP in Covina.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-01948