LAFAYETTE — A Mer Rouge woman is suing a debt collection agency, alleging telephone harassment.
Myra Williamson of Mer Rouge filed a lawsuit April 6 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against
Enhanced Recovery Company LLC and Doe 1-5,
alleging they violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, in March 2015, Williamson began receiving unwanted telephone calls in connection with an attempt to collect a consumer debt. The calls continued even after she advised them to stop calling her and that she did not know the person they are looking for, the suit says.
The plaintiff alleges the allegedly continued to contact her without her prior express consent and even after being advised that she had no contact information for the consumer they were attempting to reach. The complaint states the defendants called her at least 29 times using an automatic telephone dialing system and prerecorded message for a non-emergency purpose.
Williamson seeks a trial by jury, statutory damages of nearly $18,000, prejudgment interest, attorney fees and any other costs the court considers proper. She is represented by attorneys William C. Vidrine of Vidrine & Vidrine, Attorneys at Law in Lafayette and Robert Amador of Centennial Law Offices in Ventura, California.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00460