ORLANDO – A Lakeland consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector, alleging that it misstated rights afforded by debt collection law.
Ronnie E. Dickens filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against GC Services Limited Partnership, alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he received a letter from the defendant in December 2015 regarding a purported debt on a Sam's Club MasterCard account. The plaintiff holds GC Services Limited Partnership responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to state in the letter that the plaintiff need only mail verification of the debt and other violations of the FDCPA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for statutory damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by James L. Davidson and Jesse S. Johnson of Greenwald Davidson Radbil PLLC in Boca Raton.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-00803