OCALA – A Citrus County resident claims a debt collector harassed her with numerous texts and calls in its attempt to collect an alleged debt.
Iddings filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division against CitiMortgage Inc.
alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the
Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in March 2016, she sustained
injury caused by defendant's barrage of calls and text messages using an automatic
telephone dialing system and prerecorded voice in an attempt by the
defendant to collect on plaintiff's alleged debt.
plaintiff holds CitiMortgage Inc. responsible because the defendant
allegedly called plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass,
contacted plaintiff without prior express consent and unlawfully
utilized an auto-dialer and automated voice.
requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for
statutory, punitive, and actual damages; costs; interest; attorney's
fees; enjoinder from further violations; and other relief as 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 Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division Case number 5:17-cv-00075