Consumer claims Meridian Financial is reporting debt he does not owe

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A La Mesa man alleges two debts are reported on his credit report that he has previously disputed and does not owe.

SAN DIEGO – A La Mesa man alleges two debts are reported on his credit report that he has previously disputed and does not owe.

Daniel Haskard filed a complaint on July 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Meridian Financial Services Inc., TransUnion Corp. and Does 1-10 alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff had a timeshare interest with Tanglewood Resort that was terminated in March 2017. The suit states Tanglewood sent an alleged debt belonging to the plaintiff to collections, but he alleges he does not owe a debt because he canceled the timeshare. He alleges he disputed the debt in October 2017 and it was removed by TransUnion from his credit report.

The suit states Meridian has placed two debts for collection on his credit report in April from Tanglewood and he disputed them again.

The plaintiff holds Meridian Financial Services Inc., TransUnion Corp. and Does 1-10 responsible because Meridian allegedly is intentionally reported the two amounts to TransUnion and TransUnion allegedly is unlawfully reporting it as an unverified debt.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for actual, statutory and punitive damages; costs; attorney's fees; and further relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Paul Mankin and Erin Rounds of The Law Office of L. Paul Mankin in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-01618

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