CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County consumer alleges that a debt collector is unlawfully contacting her and family members for the purpose of harassing and coercing payments on an alleged debt.
Evelyn Williams filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Midland Credit Management over alleged violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
According to the complaint, Williams alleges she repeatedly received numerous harassing telephone calls from defendant in its attempt to collect an alleged debt. She also alleges the defendant sent letters to family members regarding the alleged debt.
The plaintiff holds Midland Credit Management responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to comply with West Virginia laws by contacting individuals who were not involved in her alleged debt and were not listed as a debtor on the plaintiff's alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in the amount of more than $74,999 for compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, award of interest, costs, attorney fees, and such other relief as the court deems equitable and just. She is represented by Michael M. Cary of Cary Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-696