FORT LAUDERDALE – A Texas debt collector is accused of invading a consumer's privacy with its calls.
Exantus filed a complaint on Jan. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida against Southwest Credit Systems LP citing
the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from
receiving several collection calls from the defendant. The plaintiff
holds Southwest Credit Systems LP responsible because the defendant
allegedly kept on calling plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing
system for a disputed debt and invaded his privacy.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $500
for each negligent violation and $1,500 for each knowing violation,
enjoin the defendant from calling his phone, and any other relief as the
court deems just. He is represented by George N. Andrews of Loan
Lawyers LLC in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:17-cv-80066-DMM