ORLANDO – A consumer is suing a department store chain claiming it has called her 1,000 times to collect an alleged debt.
Christina Humphrey filed a complaint on May 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. alleging that the department store chain violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since June 1, 2014, she has received approximately 1,000 calls from the defendant in an attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally harassed and abused her on numerous occasions by calling several times during one day and on back-to-back days and made calls using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or pre-recorded or artificial voice without her prior express consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, costs, interest, enjoinder from further violations and any other such relief the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by William Peerce Howard of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-00812