Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 3:03pm


LOS ANGELES – A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a phone service provider alleging it misrepresented the nature of a credit check.

Erik Shapiro filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against T-Mobile USA Inc. alleging violation of the False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in February 2014, he contacted the defendant to inquire its phone plans and the possibility of switching his provider to the defendant. He alleges he sustained damages as the result of a hard credit check being done on him that was reflected on his credit report when the defendant's representative told him that a soft credit check would be done. The plaintiff holds T-Mobile USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly misrepresented to plaintiff that they would only do a soft credit check but did a hard credit check without plaintiff's permission and consent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive, equitable and declaratory relief, damages plus interest, statutory enhanced damages, treble damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Thomas E. Wheeler and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-04698-RGK-MRW

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