OCALA — An individual is suing United Debt Holding LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Enrique Martinez filed a complaint on Oct. 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Ocala Division against United Debt Holding LLC alleging that the debt collector violated FDCPA through abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Nov. 1, 2015, he started receiving calls from defendant in its attempt to collect an alleged debt using a variety of methods, including falsely introducing themselves as a law firm, threatened to jail plaintiff or that a warrant was being filed against him, thereby causing plaintiff to suffer economical and emotional damages. The plaintiff holds United Debt Holding LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide plaintiff with accurate details of the debt, failed to disclose that the call is from a debt collector and failed to acquire prior express written consent before contacting plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages, attorney's fees, costs and any other relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Nicholas Michael Murado of Murado Law PA in Miramar.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Ocala Division Case number 5:16-cv-00619