ORLANDO – A Deltona individual claims a debt collector unlawfully continued to call him after he revoked his consent to receive calls.
Norman Chicoine filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division against Bluestem Brands Inc., doing business as Fingerhut, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in November 2016, he suffered damages from receiving several collection calls and text messages on his cellphone from the defendant. The plaintiff holds Bluestem Brands Inc., doing business as Fingerhut, responsible because the defendant allegedly kept on calling the plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing system despite his request to stop calling.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, punitive damages, actual damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Shaughn C. Hill of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa, PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00178-RBD-KRS