SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing a collection agency over claims of illegal telemarketing practices.

Elizabeth Vancleave, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Bridgeport Financial, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Beginning around October 2014, Vancleave received several unsolicited phone calls from Bridgeport Financial to her wireless phone without her consent. The suit claims these calls were made by an automatic telephone dialing system and used a prerecorded or artificial voice message, in violation of the TCPA.

Vancleave advised Bridgeport Financial to stop calling her, but the calls continued, according to the suit.

The suit states Bridgeport Financial made similar calls to tens of thousands of other individuals.

Vancleave and others in the class seek up to $1,500 in damages for each call in violation of the TCPA, plus injunctive relief. They are represented by attorneys Ronald A. Marron, Alexis Wood, and Kas Gallucci of the Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron in San Diego, and by attorney Albert R. Limberg of the Law Office of Albert R. Limberg in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:15-CV-05652-NC

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