LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing a debt collection company, saying its incessant calls invaded her privacy.
Plaintiff Melissa Meyer filed a class action lawsuit on Sept. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Oliphant Financial LLC. Meyer alleges violations of privacy and the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA.
Meyer alleges that beginning on or around Feb. 20, 2015, the defendant contacted her on her cell phone in an effort to collect an outstanding balance. The defendant supposedly made two phone calls that day, leaving a voicemail.
The plaintiff claims Oliphant used an “automatic telephone dialing system” to place calls with enough frequency to constitute harassment and in violation of the TCPA. Meyer also claims she did not give prior express consent to receive calls from Oliphant.
Meyer is suing for $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 for knowingly and willingly violating the TCPA, and for any other relief the court deems proper.
She is represented by Todd M. Friedman of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court, Central California District Court case number 8:15-cv-01543-CJC-JCG.