WEST PALM BEACH – A man alleges a debt collector has contacted him multiple times regarding a debt he claims he does not owe.
Paul Hacker filed a complaint on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division against Media Collections Inc. citing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, he returned a car he had rented from Hertz. The suit states a week later, Hertz claimed the car the plaintiff had rented suffered $2,000 worth of damages. When plaintiff requested proof of the damages, he alleges Hertz sent photos of a car that was not the same vehicle plaintiff had rented. The suit states Hertz sent the alleged debt to the defendant for collection.
The plaintiff holds Media Collections Inc. responsible because the defendant has allegedly sent multiple collection letters to the plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Nicholas Michael Murado of Murado Law P.A. in Miramar.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division Case number 9:17-cv-80043-DMM