Robbie Hargett Feb. 4, 2016, 2:28pm


SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing a shipping company, alleging it recorded calls between the two parties without the man's knowledge or consent.

Kigen Sahakian, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Jan. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against United Parcel Service (UPS) and Does 1-50, alleging violations of the California Penal Code.

The suit states Sahakian had one or more telephone communications with UPS representatives and during these calls, UPS recorded the communications without notifying Sahakian or obtaining Sahakian's consent, in violation of the California Penal Code.

Sahakian and others in the class seek statutory damages, injunctive relief, pre-judgment interest, and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys James T. Hannink and Zach P. Dostart of Dostart Hannink & Coveney in La Jolla, California.  The defendant filed to transfer the case to federal court because the proposed class exceeds 100 members, there is minimal diversity of citizenship among parties and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-CV-00223-H-BGS

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