CHARLESTON — A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful collection practices.
Emily Cherry filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC alleging that it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
According to the complaint, Cherry alleges that as a natural consequence of the defendant's conduct, she suffered harassment, embarrassment, oppression, abuse, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience. She holds Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC responsible because it allegedly unlawfully called and sent letters to her family members not involved in an alleged debt and effectively published the alleged debt for the purpose of harassing and coercing payments.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, interest, costs, attorney's fees and all other relief that is equitable and just. She is represented by Michael Cary of The Cary Law Office PLLC in Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-1479