JACKSONVILLE – A Duval County man claims he has been called more than 200 times by a debt collector for a loan allegedly owed by a family member.
Howell David filed a complaint on Oct. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against Navient Solutions Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that starting in 2013, he received monthly calls from the defendants in its attempt to collect debt on a student loan that the plaintiff co-signed with his daughter, but beginning in June, defendant began "bombarding" his cellular telephone line. He alleges he told the defendant to stop calling him in 2013 and to call his daughter instead.
The plaintiff holds Navient Solutions Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly contacted plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass using an autodialer and called plaintiff without prior express consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages, enjoinder from further violations and other relief the court may deem just. He is represented by Amy Ferrera of Morgan & Morgan PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:16-cv-01310