PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Midland Credit Management, a debt collection agency, claiming violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Renee Haddock filed a complaint on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Midland Credit Management, claiming that phone calls from the defendant violated the law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, starting on June 24, 2015, she began receiving calls from the defendant in an attempt to collect an alleged debt regarding a T-Mobile cellular telephone bill. Calls were made with the intent to harass, upset, deceive and coerce payment from her, she claims, adding that the defendant's communication with her mother caused her great embarrassment and emotional distress. The plaintiff holds Midland Credit Management responsible because the defendant allegedly ignored her request to stop the calls and continued to call her at least once per day through December 23, 2015, made threats during their calls and used false, deceptive and/or misleading representations in connection with the collection of a debt. They also called her mother in July and August 2015 in an attempt to locate her, she says.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, attorney's fees and costs and any other relief that the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Amy L. Bennecoff Ginsburg of Kimmel & Silverman PC in Amber.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02248