ORLANDO – A Seminole County resident claims a debt collector unlawfully contacted a family member.
Ashley Seijos filed a complaint on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Monarch Recovery Management Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants have been unlawfully contacting her grandfather in an attempt to reach the plaintiff regarding an alleged debt. She alleges the defendants also have been contacting her cellphone despite the fact that she has never given them her number.
The plaintiff holds Monarch Recovery Management Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly called plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass, contacted plaintiff without prior express consent and unlawfully utilized an automatic dialer and automated voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, statutory damages, costs, attorney's fees, interest, and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Benjamin H. Crumley of Crumley & Wolfe PA in Jacksonville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00611