ST. LOUIS — A Nashville, Tennessee, consumer is suing a St. Louis-based debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.
Darrell Wood filed a complaint on May 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Medicredit Inc. and Does 1-10, inclusive, alleging that the defendants violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 18, he spoke with a third-party representative of the defendants attempting to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff claims he called Medicredit asking about the third-party caller but the defendant denied calling and demanded that the plaintiff pays the alleged debt. As a result, Wood claims he suffered a great deal of stress, embarrassment and fear.
The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly disclosed to a third-party plaintiff's debt and used false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of the debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual damages, statutory damages of $1,000, punitive damages, costs of litigation, and such other and further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Sergei Lemberg of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01539-CDP