ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis County man is suing a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.
Anthony Lawrence filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Capital One, NA alleging that the defendant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he received numerous calls from the defendant attempting to collect an alleged debt incurred through purchases made on credit. The plaintiff claims the calls were placed with an automated telephone dialing system that was not for emergency purposes and without consent. As a result, Lawrence claims he incurred a charge for incoming calls and suffered annoyance and invasion of privacy.
The plaintiff holds Capital One responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to get written consent or authorization from clients before conducting daily calls and failed to exercise proper conduct when placing a call to any consumer.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks seeks up to $1,500 for statutory damages, actual damages, costs and any other relief that this court deems appropriate. He is represented by Ronald J. Eisenberg of Schultz and Associates LLP in Chesterfield.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01336