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Consumer alleges debt collector violated West Virginia law

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 23, 2018

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FAYETTEVILLE — A West Virginia consumer is suing a debt collector, alleging abusive debt collection practices.

Jonathan Wheeler filed a complaint March 19 in Fayette Circuit Court against Gateway One Lending & Finance LLC, alleging violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

According to the complaint, after Wheeler became in arrears on an alleged debt, Gateway One began to communicate with him to collect the debt. As a result of defendant's unlawful conduct, Wheeler says, he has been annoyed, inconvenienced, angered and emotionally distressed. 

The plaintiff alleges Gateway One Lending & Finance has attempted to collect a debt by coercion by causing Wheeler's phone to ring repeatedly at unusual times and by using an electronic communication devise.

Wheeler seeks trial by jury, actual, compensatory and punitive damages, costs of litigation and all other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorneys Ralph C. Young, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC in Fayetteville.

Fayette Circuit Court case number 18-C-57

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