Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 7, 2016, 8:30am


GAINESVILLE – A Levy County woman alleges a Tennessee-based debt collector harassed her with phone calls.

Ivy Holder filed a complaint on Sept. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division against 21st Mortgage Corp. citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in January 2010, she started receiving calls from defendant in an attempt to collect an alleged debt, sometimes multiple times a day. She alleges these actions caused her to suffer from unnecessary expenditure of her time and telephone’s battery power, injury of trespass, invasion of privacy, stress, worry, humiliation, intimidation, overcharge fees, pain and suffering, and mental and emotional distress. 

The plaintiff holds 21st Mortgage Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly harassed plaintiff by frequency of calls using an autodialer or prerecorded voice and bombarded plaintiff with calls despite repeated revoking of its consent to call.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages, costs, interest, attorney's fees, enjoinder from further violation and other relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Jared M. Lee of Morgan & Morgan Tampa PA in Orlando.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-00295

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