Company accused of repeatedly calling plaintiff settles

David Yates Apr. 23, 2012, 11:12am


Last October, Rita Coulon filed suit against Consumer Portfolio Services, alleging she was repeatedly harassed with phone calls seeking repayment of a debt.

Two months later, the parties reached a settlement and the case was dismissed, court records show.

An agreed order dismissing the suit with prejudice was entered in the record on Jan. 15.

The order states the parties settled their respective claims.

The lawsuit alleges that throughout 2010 and 2011 Consumer Portfolio attempted to collect an alleged consumer debt from the plaintiff by repeatedly calling her at work and home.

Coulon claimed the company harassed her by its relentless calls and conduct of speaking with co-workers and neighbors -- violated Chapter 392 of the Texas Finance Code in the process.

Although the plaintiff was suing for exemplary damages, no dollar amount is stated in the dismissal order.

Dallas attorney Dean Malone represented Coulon.

Houston attorney Jeffrey Seewald of McGlinchey Stafford represented the defendant.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. E191-241

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