SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit claims a debt collector violated federal law when it attempted to call cellphones looking to collect on debt owed.
Barry Gray filed the lawsuit June 8 in U.S. District Court in California against Wyndham Vacation Resorts claiming the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when it used an automatic telephone dialing system.
The lawsuit alleges Wyndham began calling Gray around the beginning of this year on his cellphone looking to collect outstanding debt owed by his wife. The lawsuit claims the calls violated federal law because the calls were not for emergency services as defined in the statute.
Gray claims his wife doesn't owe the alleged debt claimed by Wyndham, and has never given personal information out to the company. He also claims he never gave consent for Wyndham to contact him using the automatic telephone dialing system.
Gray is seeking class status for those who were also contacted by Wyndham Resorts. He is also seeking more than $5 million in damages plus court costs.
Gray is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Suren N. Weerasuriya and Adrian R. Bacon of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. in Beverly Hills, Calif.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 5:15-cv-01103.