Legal News Line Jul. 20, 2016, 1:53pm


SACRAMENTO — A California woman is suing an Internet provider, alleging unlawful collection of payment.

Linda Kleiner of Placer County, filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, July 13 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Earthlink Inc., alleging violation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

According to the complaint, in December 2015, Kleiner received a call from Earthlink, offering a subscription for Internet services. Despite having failed to purchase anything, the suit says, Kleiner noticed re-occurring charges being automatically deducted from her personal banking account. 

Kleiner alleges Earthlink deducted sums of money from her account, on a regular basis, for payments toward the services that she never purchased.

Kleiner seeks a trial by jury, actual damages and statutory damages, attorney fees, pre-judgment interest and any other relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Adrian Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills, California.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01609

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