Santander and CA Repo Co. Named in Lawsuit

Madison County, IL – March 8, 2012 – Claiming Santander contractors of American Recovery Services of El Dorado Hills, CA pounded on his door and publicized his financial difficulties, Plaintiff Luther Calvert filed suit against Santander in August of 2011 and has since included this California based company.

Plaintiff Luther Calvert initially claimed in his lawsuit that Santander violated the law when it repossessed his vehicle after he made a late payment has since included American Recovery Services as a party in the action.

Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis has set a plaintiff’s motion to strike for March 30.

Plaintiff Luther Calvert sued Santander Consumer USA last August, claiming Santander pounded on doors in his apartment building, disturbing the peace and publicizing his financial difficulties.

Santander has denied Calvert’s allegations and is claiming that American Recovery Service, Inc. is responsible for any claimed damages Calvert may have incurred. Santander has since indicated it has filed a third party complaint against the California based company.

Calvert is seeking a judgment of more than $70,000 and punitive damages of more than $50,000, plus attorney’s fees and other relief the court deems just.

Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis has set a plaintiff’s motion to strike for March 30. Calvert is represented by Attorney Robert E. Ryan and Santander by David J. Frankel and Kathleen M. Haggerty of Sorman & Frankel in Chicago.

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