CHARLESTON -- A Cross Lanes woman is suing Discover Bank after she claims it participated in illegal debt collection and caused her emotional distress.

Discover Bank made multiple contacts directly with Shirley A. Bradley after it had knowledge of her representation by counsel, according to a complaint filed April 12 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Bradley claims on Aug. 6, 2010, she informed the defendant of her representation by counsel and gave Discover Bank the name and number of her attorney.

The defendant continued attempting to contact Bradley on at least 15 occasions despite the fact that she was being represented by counsel, according to the suit.

Bradley claims the defendant's actions in placing phone calls to her home phone number invaded, damaged and harmed her right of privacy.

As a result of the defendant's negligence, Bradley suffered emotional distress and was caused indignation and distress, according to the suit.

Bradley is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Jacklyn A. Gonzales and Daniel F. Hedges.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-595

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