Man alleges telephone harassment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A consumer is suing an outsourcing company, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Richard Arthur filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division against Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. for allege violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, in early 2018, Arthur began receiving calls from the defendant numerous times, day and night, on his cell phone in an attempt to collect a debt. Despite informing Convergent Outsourcing that he would like them to take his number off its call list, the company continued to place numerous calls to his cell phone, causing him to be annoyed by the constant calls. 

The plaintiff holds Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. responsible because it allegedly initiated numerous calls using artificial and/or prerecorded voices to deliver messages without the express consent of Arthur.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and statutory damages, cost of litigation, and such relief as the Court shall deem just and proper under the attendant circumstances. He is represented by Benjamin M. Sheridan of Klein & Sheridan, LC in Hurricane.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division Case number 3:18-cv-01419

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