By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018


FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against collectors, alleging abusive debt collection practices.

Shanna Toler, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint in Fayette Circuit Court against Claudio & Johnson, Attorneys at Law LLC, and Professional Account Services Inc. (PASI), alleging violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 11, 2014, Tolder received a letter from Claudio and Johnson, on behalf of PASI, stating she allegedly owed $770.67 upon a note and failure to pay it within 30 days could result in additional charges. 

As a result, Toler says, she has been annoyed, inconvenienced, harassed, upset and angered. The plaintiff alleges Claudio & Johnson and Professional Account Services attempted to collect interest without authorization and threatened they would file suit immediately upon expiration of the 30-day period, which they never did.

Toler seeks trial by jury, actual and statutory damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Ralph C. Young and Steven Broadwater Jr. of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC in Fayetteville.

Fayette Circuit Court case number 18-C-139

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