Monitronics sued over alleged junk calls

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 17, 2015

ROCK HILL, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Clover, South Carolina woman is suing a home security systems company over claims it allegedly spam-called people without their consent.

Valerie Colletti, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 4 in the Rock Hill Division for the District of South Carolina against Monitronics International, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The suit states Monitronics made calls and left messages using an automatic telephone dialing system and an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior express consent of the called party. The calls were made to collect allegedly owed debts.

According to the suit, the defendant's actions have caused Colletti and others in the class actual harm by violating their right to privacy, and because of the annoyance and aggravation these unsolicited telemarketing calls cause.

Colletti and others in the class seek statutory damages, a restraining injunction, interests, attorney fees, costs of the suit and general, special and equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys James M. Griffin and Margaret N. Fox of Griffin Davis in Columbia, South Carolina; by attorney James A. Roberts III of Lewis & Roberts in Raleigh, North Carolina; and by attorney Reuben D. Nathan of Nathan & Associates in Newport Beach, California.

Rock Hill Division for the District of South Carolina Case number 0:15-CV-04838-TLW

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