Debt collector sued for calling debtor's mother for personal information

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Mar. 16, 2011, 10:12am

SHERMAN - A Denton County woman has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection company after it called her mother to get personal information.

Nicole Tommarazzo filed suit against Enhanced Recovery Co. on March 11 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

According to the lawsuit, the collection company allegedly called Tommarazzo's mother in connection with an attempt to collect a debt and disclosed information regarding the debt on a voicemail.

Tommarazzo states the defendant made false representations and deceptive means in order to collect the debt and obtain personal information.

The defendant is accused of violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Texas Debt Collection Practices Act and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

The plaintiff is for a statutory award of at least $1,000 per violation, actual and economic damages, emotional and mental anguish damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is also asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendant from continuing these types of behaviors.

Tommarazzo is represented by Dennis R. Kurz of Weisberg & Meyers in Houston. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:11-cv-00120

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