OCALA – A Sumter County woman alleges a bank kept calling her despite her revoking her consent to contact her.
Laura Schleman filed a complaint on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division against Regions Bank alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she began to receive calls from the defendant in March 2016 to collect an alleged debt. She alleges that in August 2016 she requested the calls to stop and made the same request again October 2016. The plaintiff holds Regions Bank 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 automatic dialer and automated voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, statutory, punitive, actual and treble damages, costs, interest, attorney's fees, enjoinder from further violations, and other relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Octavio Gomez of Morgan & Morgan PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division Case number 5:17-cv-00090