CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau for attempted to collect an alleged debt.
The defendant attempted to collect an alleged debt from Marsha Barton and represented that her account was seriously past due and that her account has been outstanding for some time, according to a complaint filed July 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Barton claims RMCB informed her that it had been reported to a credit bureau and that failure to respond to their collection of the debt would result in additional collection efforts.
The defendant’s conduct is of a king which has the natural consequence of causing harassment, oppression, abuse, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience of which the defendant knew or reasonably should have known would be the natural consequences of said conduct, according to the suit.
Barton claims the defendant is liable for its conduct.
The defendant’s actions were abusive debt collection practices, negligent and constituted a common law invasion of privacy.
Barton is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Troy N. Giatras and Phillip A. Childs of The Giatras Law Firm.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 17-C-953