HOUSTON — Three consumers are suing a debt collection agency, alleging harassing phone calls.
Joy Ekhator of Houston, Armetta Maddox of Lancaster, Texas, and Brad Williams of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, filed a complaint April 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Progressive Leasing LLC, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The plaintiffs allege they each began receiving phone calls from the defendant in 2015 in which Progessive Leasing was seeking to collect debts. The suit says the calls violated TCPA as all three plaintiffs had requested that the calls cease but they did not.
Ekhator, Maddox and Williams seek attorney fees, trial by jury, statutory damages of $500 for each violation, $1,500 in statutory damages for each willful violation, $1,000 in statutory damages for every violation, and other equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys W. Craft Hughes, Jarret L. Ellzey, Leigh S. Montgomery of Hughes Ellzey LLP in Houston and by Bryant A. Fitts of Fitts Law Firm PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-1501