The Penn Record May 27, 2016, 7:36pm


PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing AR Logix Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Andrea Simmons filed a complaint on April 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against AR Logix, Inc. alleging that the debt collector harassed the plaintiff by calling the latter on her cellular phone repeatedly to collect a debt.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that received collection calls from the defendant starting in January 2015. The plaintiff requested for the calls to stop and also informed AR Logix that she had a disability and that she was not capable yet of paying the debt, the suit says, adding that the plaintiff still continued to receive calls and experience harassment from the defendant. The plaintiff holds AR Logix responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to acknowledge the plaintiff's explanation and request, and still wilfully called the plaintiff frequently, which made her feel harassed. Also, the defendant failed to send plaintiff a written notice of the details of her debt, the suit says.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all actual damages; statutory damages of $1,000; all reasonable attorneys' fees, witness fees, courts and other litigation expenses; and any other relief deemed appropriate by the court. She is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff Ginsburg of Kimmel & Silverman, P.C. in Ambler.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-01903-JKG

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