LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A satellite television company is being sued for allegedly contacting consumers on cell phones and violating federal law.
Carrie Couser filed the lawsuit on June 18 in United States District Court in California against Dish One Satellite, claiming the company illegally contacted her on her cell phone and invaded her privacy.
The lawsuit said Dish One violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which is in place to “prevent calls and text messages like the ones” received by Couser.
Couser said she has received numerous phone calls from Dish looking to sell her services. Couser said at one point a Dish One worker showed up to her home, but she declined the service. Couser added she filled out a form in 2012 to receive Dish One television services, but she never followed through.
The lawsuit contends Dish One obtained Couser's cell phone number through the form she filled out. However, Couser never game Dish One permission to contact her on her cell phone, she says. She said she has asked Dish One to remove her from the list and to not call her again, but the company has not complied.
The lawsuit seeks class status for those who received unwanted calls from Dish One, and is also seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
Cosuer is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Suren N. Weerasuriya of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. in Beverly Hills, Calif.
United States District Court for the Central District of California case number 5:15-cv-01194.