Wal-Mart sued over unwanted calls to Santa Fe man

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 5, 2013, 1:36pm

GALVESTON - Santa Fe local William Hebert is suing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. over what he claims are unwanted calls.

A lawsuit filed Dec. 4 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas shows the calls in question were made "within the last four years."

According to the original petition, Wal-Mart called Hebert "in an attempt to collect on charges for a credit card" using an automated telephone dialing system.

The plaintiff says he cut business ties with the defendant last August, adding he no longer had a credit card with it.

Despite Hebert's requests to cease the calls, Wal-Mart reportedly continued to "hound" him.

"If at one time the defendant had obtained the plaintiff's express contain to place calls to his cellular telephone, it no longer had consent after the plaintiff requested the calls cease," the suit says.

Consequently, the claimant seeks $500 for each call.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Jody B. Burton of Lemberg Law LLC in Stamford, Conn. is representing Hebert.

Case No. 3:13-CV-440

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