TAMPA, Florida — A woman is suing Montgomery Ward, a debt collector, citing alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Barbara Peterson filed a complaint on Nov. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Montgomery Ward, alleging that the debt collector violated TCPA through intrusive and unwanted calls.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she received calls from the defendant at least 100 times in an attempt to collect a debt, and that the calls were mostly made using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice, which caused the plaintiff to suffer from invasion of her privacy and intruded upon her seclusion. The plaintiff holds Montgomery Ward responsible because the defendant allegedly engaged in an unlawful practice of using an autodialer to place calls to her cellular phone, without prior express consent to place the calls.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, damages, costs, interest, attorney fees, an injunction against further violations and any other such relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Amy Ferrera of Morgan & Morgan Tampa PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 16-cv-03078