Class Action Complaint Filed Against Allied Interstate – TCPA Violations Alleged**
On February 12, 2018, a class action complaint alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was filed against Allied Interstate, Inc. in United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Allied Interstate’s website describes the company as “provid[ing] accounts receivable, customer retention and debt collection services to blue-chip companies, from a wide range of industries, who employ [Allied Interstate] to provide these services on their behalf.”
The class action against Allied Interstate seeks statutory damages and other relief, as a result of “the illegal actions of Allied Interstate” for “negligently, knowingly, and/or willfully plac[ing] automated calls to Plaintiff’s cellular phone in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.” The complaint alleges that Allied Interstate, “[i]n connection with its debt collection efforts . . . operates an aggressive contact schedule which bombards unsuspecting consumers, with whom it has no relationship, with robocalls.”
The Plaintiff, according to the complaint, is a consumer who has, since March 2017, been “bombarded” with multiple, daily autodialed debt collection calls to her cellular telephone from telephone number (866) 464-9481 without Plaintiff’s consent and despite her objection and request to stop the robocalls. Further, the Plaintiff, according to the complaint, does not owe any debts being collected by Allied Interstate and has never had a business relationship with Allied Interstate.
**On February 22, 2018, the Court issued an Order dismissing the Plaintiff’s complaint without prejudice. On February 27, 2018, the Plaintiff, by Plaintiff’s attorney, withdrew the complaint and voluntary dismissed the TCPA action without prejudice.
Have You Received Unsolicited, Unwanted or Harassing Autodial, Automated or Prerecorded “Robocalls” or Text Messages to Your Cellular Telephone from Telemarketers, Banks or Credit Card, Mortgage, Student Loan or Other Companies on Your Cell Phone Without Your Prior Express Consent?
Have You Received Debt Collection Robocalls On Your Cellular Telephone Where You Requested Not to Receive, or Opted-Out from Receiving, Automated Debt Collection Calls? Have You Received “Junk Fax” Advertisements That You Did Not Consent to Receive?
If so, you may have grounds to bring a private right of action, or lawsuit, under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to try and recover statutory damages of between $500 and $1,500 for each TCPA violation. If you would like to speak privately with an attorney at no cost or obligation to you about your potential legal rights or claims, please contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form above on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected].