MIAMI – A Homestead consumer alleges he was harassed with calls made by a financial institution.
Sergio Espinosa filed a complaint on March 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Barclays Bank Delaware alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in September 2015, he suffered damages from receiving 200 collection calls from the defendant in its attempt to collect a debt. The plaintiff holds Barclays Bank Delaware responsible because the defendant allegedly kept on calling to plaintiff's cellular telephone despite his requests to stop calling.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, punitive damages, actual damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stefan A. Alvarez and William Peerce Howard of The Consumer Protection Firm in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-20799-RNS