BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two New England consumers are suing the
nation’s largest installer of residential solar energy systems, alleging the defendant made numerous, unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers.
Carole Gibbs of Massachusetts and Arthur Colby on Connecticut, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit June
1 in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against SolarCity
Corp., alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, SolarCity engages in an aggressive
telemarketing program to generate leads to beef up its 230,000-member customer base.
The suit says the solar energy firm places repeated, unsolicited calls to consumers’
telephones, including to cell phones that appear on the National Do Not Call
Registry. The plaintiffs argue that the calls constitute harassment and
invasion of privacy.
Colby, Gibbs and other class members seek a jury trial,
actual and statutory damages, and an injunction against further calls. They are
represented by attorneys Julie M. Tolek of Think Pink Law in Framingham, Mass., by Stefan Coleman of the Law Offices of Stefan Coleman LLC in Miami, and by Steven L.
Woodrow and Patrick H. Peluso of Woodrow & Peluso LLC in Denver.
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Case