ORLANDO – A consumer is suing a law firm alleging it violated consumer laws in an attempt to coerce her to pay a purported debt.
Tamara Taylor filed a complaint on March 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Pollack & Rosen PA alleging that the law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on or about Jan. 29, 2015, she received three collection letters from the defendant regarding consumer debt on three separate accounts. She allegedly replied on Feb. 25, 2015, advising the defendant to cease all telephonic communications. The suit states that the defendant continued to call her 11 times. The plaintiff holds Pollack & Rosen PA responsible because the defendant allegedly contacted her after she had requested to cease communication with her, failed to provide verification of her debt and contacted her even after it had knowledge that she was being represented by an attorney.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment that they violated the FDCPA and FCCPA, compensation for statutory damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by Joseph Trunkett of Trunkett Law Firm LLC in Fort Myers.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 2:16-cv-00249