CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County couple is suing Enhanced Recovery Company and Accounts Receivable Management in separate suits after they claim the companies continued to attempt to collect on debt after they retained an attorney.

The defendants continued to call Gerald T. Noeske and Terri L. Noeske multiple times after they were aware that the couple had retained an attorney, according to two complaints filed Nov. 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

The Noeskes claim they were indebted to Chase Bank in the amount of $687.02 and Premier Bankcard, Inc., in the amount of $372.35.

After the Noeskes retained an attorney on May 11, they informed the defendants and provided their attorney's contact information, according to the suits.

The Noeskes claim after informing the defendants that they retained an attorney Enhanced Recovery Company called them "at least 16 times," and Accounts Receivable Management called "at least 23 times," to attempt to collect their debt.

The defendants' phone calls were made with the intent to annoy, abuse, oppress or threaten the Noeskes.

The Noeskes are seeking damages in the amount of $74,000 in both suits for violation of West Virginia code. They are being represented by Robin L. Godfrey.

The Enhanced Recovery Company case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom. The Accounts Receivable Management case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case numbers: 10-C-2018, 10-C-2019

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