LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing Target over claims it reported false debt information.
Damien Young, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Feb. 3 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Target Corp. and Does 1-100, alleging violations of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA) and violations of the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act.
The suit states Target reported to various credit reporting agencies that Young was past due on making payments on an account, but the account was allegedly not Young's account, nor was he an authorized user of the account.
Target allegedly violated the RFDCPA by falsely representing the character, amount, or legal status of Young's debt, among other violations.
As a result, Young's credit score decreased, and he has allegedly suffered emotional distress and mental anguish.
Young and others in the class seek statutory and actual damages, interests, attorney fees and costs of the suit, together to exceed $5 million. They are represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-00769-BRO-RAO