PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing Ally Financial Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.
Matthew Conover filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant contacted his cellular telephone approximately 150 times in an attempt to collect an auto loan. He alleges that the calls were made using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice. In May, the plaintiff allegedly told the defendant to stop calling him. However, the defendant allegedly continued to call.
The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly placing non-emergency telephone calls to his cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded or artificial voice without prior express consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory and punitive damages, actual and treble damages and any other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Octavio "Tav" Gomez of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa PA in Tampa, Fla.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-01396-CMR