BROWNSVILLE – A Houston consumer alleges a debt collector continued to call her after she asked the calls to stop.
Kimberly Madison Merrick filed a complaint on Sept. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Kohl's Department Store Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between March 2015 and January, she received numerous calls from defendant attempting to collect an alleged debt.
The plaintiff holds Kohl's Department Store Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly ignored her requests to stop calling her and continued to make calls using an automated telephone dialing system and/or a pre-recorded voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $500 for each violation of the TCPA, treble damages of $1,500 per violative telephone call, injunctive relief and any other appropriate relief. She is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff Ginsburg of Kimmel & Silverman PC in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-02666