LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two Los Angeles citizens are filing a lawsuit against American Pro Energy over claims of telephone spamming.
Jason Alan and Omer Friedman, individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit on Nov. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the energy company for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, beginning in or around August, the defendant allegedly contacted the plaintiffs on their cellular telephone number ending in -7456 and -3091 in an attempt to solicit its services. The defendant allegedly often called from phone number 818-926-0293 and 408-90-6943, the complaint states.
Both plaintiffs claim that the defendant used an automatic telephone dialing system and that they are not customers of defendant’s services and have never provided any personal information, including their cellular telephone number, to defendant for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, on at least one occasion, Alan claimed to have told defendant to stop calling him.
They are seeking a trial by jury and are requesting $500 in statutory damages for each and every violation of the TCPA, treble damages up to $1,500 for every violation of the TCPA, and any other rewards deemed proper by the courts. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman, Suren N. Weerasuriya, and Adrian R. Bacon of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:15-cv-08715-SVW-JPR