OCALA – A Marion County consumer claims a jeweler continued to place collection calls after he revoked his consent.
George Ward filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division against Sterling Jewelers Inc., doing business as Kay Jewelers, alleging that the foreign profit corporation violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he has suffered and will continue to suffer from harm and injury, from receiving harassing calls in an attempt by the defendant to collect on an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Sterling Jewelers Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls despite plaintiff's explicit demand to stop the improper calls and unlawfully utilized an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, actual damages, statutory damages of $500 for every violation, costs of action, attorney's fees, and other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Christopher W. Boss of Boss Law in St. Petersburg.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division Case number 17-cv-128