FORT LAUDERDALE – A Missouri debt collector is facing allegations from a Broward County woman that it continued to call her cellphone after she asked it to stop.
Amanda Rogers filed a complaint on May 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Rosenthal, Morgan & Thomas Inc. alleging that the debt collection agency allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she began receiving numerous calls on her cellular telephone in an attempt to collect a purported debt. The claim states that despite her request to the defendant to stop calling her cellular phone in September 2015, she has received more than 25 additional autodialed and/or pre-recorded calls. The plaintiff holds Rosenthal, Morgan & Thomas Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly made calls using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice and continued to make such calls despite never having prior express consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for $2,000 in statutory damages for each violation, actual damages, attorney's fees and litigation costs and such other or further relief as the court deems proper. She is represented by Jordan A. Shaw of Zebersky Payne LLP in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-61022