Ohio Co. woman accuses telemarketers of invasion of privacy

By Lhalie Castillo | May 17, 2018

CLARKSBURG — An Ohio County woman is suing telemarketers, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

CLARKSBURG — An Ohio County woman is suing telemarketers, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Diana Mey filed a complaint April 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia against One United Fidelity Group LLC, Americo Life Inc., et al, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 2, 2017, Mey began receiving calls from the defendants attempting to sell insurance. As a result of the defendants repeated calls, Mey says she was annoyed, inconvenienced, harassed, angered, distressed and may to feel a lack of dignity. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants repeatedly made phone calls using an automated telephone dialing system and without her prior express consent.

Mey seeks trial by jury, damages of $500 for each negligent acts and $1,500 for each willful actions, plus general and punitive damages and all further relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Benjamin M. Sheridan of Klein & Sheridan LC in Hurricane.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number 5:18-cv-00054-JPB

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