MIAMI – A consumer is suing a Nevada corporation alleging it harassed him with robo-calls in an attempt to collect a purported debt.
Henry Kemp filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Credit One Financial, alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he has received unwanted telephone calls several times during one day and on back-to-back days from the defendant despite his requests for the calls to stop. The plaintiff holds Credit One Financial responsible because the defendant allegedly placed non-emergency calls using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or pre-recorded or artificial voice messages. The suit states the defendant called the plaintiff more than 1,000 times from August 2015 to the date the suit was filed.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for statutory damages, punitive damages, actual damages, attorneys' fees, costs and interest and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by William Peerce Howard and Amanda J. Allen of The Consumer Protection Firm PLLC in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60619