LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County consumer is suing a debt collector, alleging misrepresentation in collection.
Jared Mack filed a complaint March 1 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Weber & Associates Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Consumer Credit Reporting Act.
According to the complaint, on Aug. 3, 2017, Mack delivered a written correspondence to Weber & Associates regarding his alleged medical debt that the defendant had been reporting. The suit says the correspondence included Mack's full name, address and the dispute of the alleged debt, clearly stating that he did not owe the debt and that he demanded removal of the reporting at issue.
Although acknowledging receipt, Mack says the defendant continues to report the debt on Mack's credit report, falsely representing to the credit viewing public that the plaintiff owes a sum of money that he does not, in fact, owe.
The plaintiff alleges Weber & Associates is utilizing false representations or deceptive means to collect or attempt to collect a debt or to obtain information concerning a consumer and has failed to provide completeness or accuracy of any information as expected from a debt collection institution.
Mack seeks trial by jury, actual, statutory and punitive damages between $100 and $5,000 for each violation, court costs, attorney fees and all other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorney Nicholas J. Bontrager of Martin & Bontrager APC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-01759-AFM