BECKLEY – Roop Law Office is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates for violating the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
Portfolio utilized an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice and repeatedly called Roop Law Office, according to a complaint filed July 28 in Raleigh Circuit Court.
From March 12, 2013, through Oct. 11, 2013, the defendant knowingly placed no less than 46 calls to the plaintiff’s cellular telephone utilizing the ATDS or artificial or prerecorded voice without the express consent of the plaintiff, according to the suit.
Roop Law claims the at no time did the law office expressly authorize the defendant to make calls to the plaintiff and the defendant was aware that the initiation of calls to a cellular phone such as that of the plaintiff is likely to cause the recipient to incur charges.
The defendant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, according to the suit.
Roop Law is seeking compensatory damages. It is being represented by Paul W. Roop II.
Raleigh Circuit Court case number: 17-C-428