BEAUMONT – A Tyler consumer alleges he was harassed with calls from a debt collector.
James Blanton filed a complaint on July 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC alleging that the debt collection company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that through May 2017, he received several unwanted collection calls from defendant which caused him to be annoyed, abused and/or harassed.
The plaintiff holds Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly repeatedly made harassing telephone calls to plaintiff despite knowing the calls were unwanted.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and statutory damages, attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses and such other appropriate relief. He is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff Ginsburg of Kimmel & Silverman PC in Ambler.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas case number 9:17-cv-00134