BUFFALO — A federal judge has awarded an Arcade woman $232,500 for robocalls made to her phone in 2014 and 2015.
Kimberly Salerno, 46, filed a federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit in 2015 alleging that Credit One made 466 robocalls to her in regards to her boyfriend’s debt to Credit One.
The company, out of Arizona, had issued credit cards to Salerno and her boyfriend. According to the lawsuit, Salerno claims that she never gave the company permission to call her.
Credit One argued that Salerno had given consent as part of the contract when the cards were issued.
Salerno was first awarded the money in September 2018.
Credit One in December of that year filed an appeal.
Salerno’s attorney, Kenneth Hiller of Buffalo countered in January 2019 asking a judge to affirm the judgement and add post-award interest, court papers reveal.
Judge John Sinatra last week announced that he would uphold the judgement in favor of Salerno but denied the request to pay interest on the award.