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Man claims Target Corp. invaded privacy with collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018


ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Sanford, Fla. consumer alleges his privacy was invaded by a store's collection calls.

William Marquez filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Target Corp. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant has called him 50 times in an attempt to collect an alleged debt. He alleges he instructed the defendant to stop calling him on April 2 but the calls have continued.

The plaintiff holds Target Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly continued to make calls using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice message and without plaintiff's express consent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, statutory and punitive damages; costs; interest; attorney fees; and any other relief that are proper and just. He is represented by Shaughn C. Hill of Morgan & Morgan Tampa PA in Tampa, Florida.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division case number 6:18-cv-00807-PGB-GJK

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