Mercer Co. consumer alleges debt collector violated law

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 14, 2018

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man is suing a debt collector, alleging unreasonable publication of a debt.

Cleo W. England filed a complaint June 7 in Mercer Circuit Court against H&S Financial Incorporated, alleging violation of the West Virginia Code.

According to the complaint, on June 28, 2017, the sheriff of Mercer County personally served England a writ of execution, causing the plaintiff to suffer great stress, anxiety, worry and embarrassment. 

The plaintiff alleges H&S Financial wrongfully caused the writ of execution to be issued and be placed in the hands of the sheriff of Nicholas County.

England seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, penalties, attorney fees and costs. He is represented by attorneys Ralph C. Young, Christopher B. Frost and Steven R. Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC in Fayetteville.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-133

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