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Houston couple accuses medical group of unfair debt collection practices

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 26, 2019


HOUSTON — A Houston couple is suing a medical group, alleging they were victims of unfair debt collection practices.

Tonia Jackson and Kenneth Jackson filed a complaint Aug. 30 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Credit Systems International Inc., and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Texas Debt Collection Act.

According to the complaint, the Jacksons were involved in a car accident in April and required medical treatment at Baylor St. Luke's. The plaintiffs said they began to be contacted by the Baylor St. Luke's regarding a debt that they were seeking to collect. The defendant allegedly made up to 50 phone calls to the plaintiffs, despite the Jacksons informing the defendant to contact their attorney. The plaintiffs allege they have been unfairly harassed by the defendant.

The Jacksons seek actual and punitive damages of up to $500 per call, attorney fees, interest, court costs and all just and appropriate relief. They are represented by attorneys Nathan C. Volheim and Taxiarchis Hatzidimitriadis of Sulaiman Law Group Ltd. in Lombard, Illinois.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-03279

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