JACKSONVILLE – A Jacksonville consumer alleges a debt collector has invaded his privacy with its calls.
Stanley Price filed a complaint on Dec. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against Stellar Recovery Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he had no prior business relationship with the defendant and had not provided any express consent for it to contact him. Despite that, the defendant allegedly has been calling him continually for the past 12 months in its attempt to collect an alleged debt and on multiple occasions utilized an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial prerecorded voice.
The plaintiff holds Stellar Recovery Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls despite plaintiff's explicit demand to stop the improper calls, unlawfully utilized an automatic dialer and automated voice, contacted plaintiff without prior express consent and invaded plaintiff's rights to privacy and seclusion.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, for actual and statutory damages, costs and attorney's fees, enjoin defendant from further calls, and other relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Sharina T. Romano of Hyslip & Taylor LLC LPA in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-01482