Woman accuses Merrick Bank of violating state Consumer Credit and Protection Act

By Lhalie Castillo | May 30, 2018

BECKLEY — A consumer is suing Merrick Bank Corporation, alleging unfair debt collection practices.

BECKLEY — A consumer is suing Merrick Bank Corporation, alleging unfair debt collection practices.

Lora Roberts filed a complaint April 18 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Merrick Bank alleging that the debt collector violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that after she became in arrears upon an alleged debt, the defendant began to engage in collection activities through the use of telephone and written communications. As a result, the plaintiff has been annoyed, inconvenienced, harangued, abused and distressed. The plaintiff holds Merrick Bank responsible because the defendant allegedly repeatedly and continuously made calls at unusual times known to be inconvenient.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks all damages, costs of litigation, and all further relief as the court shall deem meet and proper. She is represented by Ralph C. Young, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC in Fayetteville.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-c-211

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