SAN DIEGO – A consumer alleges a San Diego debt collector is attempting to collect an alleged debt that had been settled and resolved.
Claudia Castaneda filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Absolute Collections Corp. alleging violation of the Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 1, 2017, she began receiving repeated calls from the defendant in its attempts to collect an alleged debt from her that previously had been settled and resolved in full. She alleges that the defendant called and spoke with co-workers regarding the alleged debt.
The plaintiff holds Absolute Collections Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly attempted to collect on an alleged debt that was not expressly authorized by the debt agreement or permitted by law and communicated plaintiff without her prior consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, award of actual damages, statutory damages in an amount up to $1,000 costs of litigation, reasonable attorney’s fees, and other relief that the court deems proper. She is represented by Eric A. LaGuardia of LaGuardia Law in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00727