CHARLESTON -- A Jefferson County woman is suing FMA Alliance after she claims it is in violation of the West Virginia Consume Credit and Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Julia B. Gray is a consumer and was purposefully abused and harassed by the defendant, according to a complaint filed Aug. 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Gray claims the defendant is a debt collectors who sought to collect an alleged debt from her and used language intended to unreasonably abuse her.

The defendant made false representations to Gray that the alleged existing obligation would be increased through the addition of improper collection fees and costs if she failed to immediately pay the amount they alleged that she owed, according to the suit.

Gray is seeking declaratory judgment declaring the defendants in violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; compensatory and punitive damages; and pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by G. Christopher Gleason.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-1560

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