LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect an alleged debt she claims is not valid.
Lianna Topushyan filed a complaint on April 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against I.Q. Data International Inc. and Does 1-10 over alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 19, 2018, she received a letter from defendant attempting to collect an alleged debt of $5,000 from her previous landlord. Plaintiff alleges she immediately wrote defendant and stated that she has disputed the debt with the original creditor as not valid, that she refused to pay the debt, and demanded that the defendant refrain from further communication with her.
Despite receiving her request to cease communication, defendant allegedly continued to send letters and enclosed validation of the alleged debt amount she never requested.
The plaintiff holds I.Q. Data International Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used false and deceptive means to collect an alleged debt despite receiving a cease and desist letter.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory and actual damages, costs, attorney's fees with general damages, and such further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Aidan W. Butler of Aidan W. Butler, Attorney at Law in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-03400-PA-JC