WINFIELD - A woman is suing a debt collection company for allegedly failing to cease phone calls after she retained an attorney.
Hannah Rabey filed a lawsuit Dec. 13 in the Putnam County Circuit Court against Midland Credit Management Inc., citing violations of the state consumer credit and protection act, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
The complaint states the defendant is in the business of debt collection and was attempting to collect a debt from Rabey. According to the complaint, the defendant began engaging in collection attempts through phone calls and written communication to Rabey both before and after she had retained counsel.
Rabey says the phone calls were made by an automated recording system and because she was not able to talk to a real person she attempted, but was unable, to inform the defendant she had retained an attorney.
Rabey is seeking a judgment for an undisclosed amount of damages. She is being represented in the case by attorney Benjamin Sheridan and Mitchell Lee Klein of Klein and Sheridan LC.
Putnam County Circuit Court Civil Action No. 13-C-411