LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey-based online
event and ticketing company is contending a class-action
lawsuit filed against it May 12 is without merit.
Niraj Shah, founder and
CEO of Eventgrid, Inc., said the company already has responded to lawyers who
filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
“Eventgrid has informed
plaintiff’s counsel that the lawsuit is meritless, and requested that it be
dismissed,” he said Tuesday.
The plaintiff in the
lawsuit is Jason Winderbank, a California man who alleges Eventgrid contacted
his cell phone without his consent.
He is being represented
by attorneys John P. Kristensen, David L. Weisberg and Matthew T. Hale of
Kristensen Weisberg in Los Angeles.
The suit alleges
Eventgrid used an automatic telephone dialing system to send text messages
without the recipients’ consent.
Shah said his company
does not use an automated dialing system and has never been sued over the issue
“We’re just a small
startup and this whole lawsuit thing is new for us,” he said, noting the interview
with Legal Newsline is the first public statement the company has made about
it. “We’re not exactly sure why this lawsuit was filed.”
The suit seeks class action status, a jury trial, statutory damages, injunctive relief,
attorney fees and other costs of the suit.