LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector contacted her more than 150 times after she requested it to stop.
Maria Guadalupe Knox filed a complaint on May 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Republic Bank & Trust Co. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant has constantly and continuously placed collection calls to her cellular telephone, causing her to be damaged and harassed. She alleges she requested in February 2017 that the calls stop but they continued.
The plaintiff holds Republic Bank & Trust Co. responsible because despite her request to cease calling her, the defendant allegedly continuously called her multiple times per day using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $500 for each and every violation, treble damages of $1,500 for each and every willful violation, attorneys’ fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Matthew A. Rosenthal of Westgate Law in Paramount.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-04272-SVW-JC