LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing a home and bath products company over claims it sent him spam advertisements via text message.
Steve Gallion, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Meal Systems, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Around December, the suit states, Meal Systems allegedly began sending text messages of spam advertisements and/or promotional offers to Gallion's phone.
Gallion attempted to opt out of receiving the messages by texting STOP, after which he received a message stating he had opted out of the messages, the complaint states.
However, the suit states, he continued to receive text messages of spam advertisements from the defendant. According to the suit, these messages were sent via an automatic telephone dialing system and were not sent for emergency purposes, nor had Gallion given prior express consent to receive the messages, in violation of the TCPA.
Gallion and others in the class seek statutory damages of $500 and $1,500 per violating message, plus injunctive relief. They are represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-CV-0036-JGB-DTB