LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman is suing a law firm, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Ampelia Barragan filed a complaint Jan. 15 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Anaya Law Group, alleging violation of FDCPA through abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.

According to the complaint, Barragan has suffered severe emotional distress and loss of funds from the abusive conduct of the defendant in attempting to collect a debt incurred by her former husband, J. Natividad Barragan.

The plaintiff alleges Anaya Law Group attempted to collect an amount not authorized by law or the loan agreement and not owed by the plaintiff.

Ampelia Barragan seeks trial by jury, actual and statutory damages of $1,000, costs of litigation, attorney fees, general and special damages according to proof and cost of suit. She is represented by attorneys Matthew M. Loker of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa, and by Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 18-cv-337

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