HOUSTON – A Bryan consumer alleges a debt collector wrongfully disclosed a purported debt to a third party.

Manuel Longoria filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Atlantic Credit and Finance Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that within the last year, the defendant began calling him at his place of employment attempting to collect an alleged debt. He alleges the defendant disclosed to a receptionist that it was calling to speak to him about an alleged debt.

As a result of defendant's alleged unlawful conduct, he claims suffered a great deal of stress, embarrassment, humiliation, anger, anxiety, emotional distress, fear and frustration. 

The plaintiff holds Atlantic Credit and Finance Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully communicated with a third party regarding his alleged debt.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, punitive damages, litigation costs, attorney’s fees and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Jenny DeFrancisco of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00562

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