In the case of Smith V. Stellar Recovery, Inc., the plaintiff, Lakisha
T. Smith, alleged that the defendants, Stellar Recovery, Inc. and Comcast
Corporation, harassed her with robocalls despite the plaintiff discharging
debt with the company through bankruptcy.
According to the court documents, Stellar Recovery acted on behalf of Comcast
with their consent and approval to pursue debt collections from the plaintiff.
However, the plaintiff alleges that the method of the attempted collections
violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer
The defendant denied the allegations and claims that the accusations against
them are “vicarious in nature.”
In May of 2016, the court — after reviewing 31 pages of discovery
disputes from the plaintiff — issued a reminder to the parties in
the case to act on good faith and with common sense regarding discovery disputes.
The court granted in part the plaintiff’s motion to compel, denied
the defendant’s motion for protective order as moot, and extended
timeframes for depositions.
Sulaiman Law Group: Protecting the Rights of Consumers
When violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone
Consumer Protection Act harm consumers, the individuals or companies violating
the regulations can be held accountable. In some cases, the consumer may
be able to take action and seek compensation for the harassment they have
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