SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A New Mexico woman is suing a search engine optimization and marketing company, along with its CEO, over claims the company made unsolicited robocalls to consumers' cellphones.
Kelly Sweetser, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb. 24 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division against Scout Industries and Chad Ingram, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and California public utilities codes and business codes.
The suit alleges the defendants conducted a large telemarketing campaign by making repeated unsolicited prerecorded calls to consumers' cellphones, including to numbers that appear on the National Do Not Call Registry, without prior consent.
As a result, Sweetser and other class members suffered aggravation and nuisance, invasion of privacy, and costs to wireless carriers for the receipt of the robocalls.
Sweetser and others in the class seek injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, actual and statutory damages, attorney fees, and other costs. They are represented by attorneys Richard T. Drury and Rebecca Davis of Lozeau Drury in Oakland, California; attorney Stefan Coleman of the Law Offices of Stefan Coleman in Miami; and attorneys Steven L. Woodrow and Patrick H. Peluso of Woodrow & Peluso in Denver.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division Case number 8:16-CV-00326-JFW-PLA