TEXARKANA - After receiving so many debt collection telephone calls that he no longer answers his telephone out of fear, an Avery resident has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Joey Robison filed suit against Leading Edge Recovery Solutions LLC on April 3 in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division.

Starting in 2012, the defendants attempted to collect an alleged consumer debt from Robison. According to the lawsuit, the defendants placed continuous harassing telephone calls to Robison’s home telephone. Robison states that the telephone calls were so frequent and harassing, that Robison, out of fear, is no longer answering his phone.

The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which prohibits debt collectors from engaging in abusive, deceptive, and unfair practices.

The defendant is also accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and invading Robison’s privacy by intruding upon their seclusion, and negligence in its hiring, training and supervision of debt collectors or administrative personnel.

Robison is seeking an award of compensatory and statutory damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff of Kimmel & Silverman PC in Ambler, Penn. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

Case No. 5:13-cv-00030

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