TAMPA – A Hillsborough
County consumer alleges she was intentionally harassed by a debt
collector in its attempt to contact a relative.
filed a complaint on March 1 in the Tampa Division of the Middle
District of Florida
against The Hertz Corp. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in 2016, she
suffered damages from being called several times on her cellular
telephone by the defendant in its attempt to reach her sister. The
plaintiff holds The Hertz Corporation responsible because the defendant
allegedly continued to call the plaintiff after she revoked her
permission to receive the defendant's calls. She alleges the defendant
called 100 times.
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. She is
represented by Frank H. Kerney, III of Morgan & Morgan Tampa, P.A.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00507-CEH-TBM