SACRAMENTO — Two California consumers are suing a debt collector, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Brent King and Barbara Hurlbut filed a complaint Feb. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against National Principal Group LLC and Does 1-10, alleging they violated the FDCPA through abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.
According to the complaint, King and Hurlbut have suffered and continue to suffer from humiliation, anger, anxiety, emotional distress, fear, frustration and embarrassment as a consequence of the defendants’ conduct of calling or leaving threatening voice mail messages to them in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants used profane and abusive language when speaking with consumers and employed false and deceptive means to collect a debt.
King and Hurlbut seek trial by jury, actual and statutory damages of $1,000 for each violation, costs of litigation, attorney fees, punitive damages and all further just relief. They are represented by attorney Lara R. Shapiro of Marina del Rey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 18-cv-420