LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles man claims a nationwide online marketing company places nuisance phone calls.
Jason Alan filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against BrandRep Inc. alleging that it negligently and knowingly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by contacting the plaintiff on his cellphone, thereby invading his privacy.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between April and May, he received numerous, unsolicited calls - for which he incurred charges on his phone bill - from BrandRep using an artificial or pre-recorded voice to try to sell its marketing services. The plaintiff holds BrandRep Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly violated federal Do-Not-Call laws negligently and knowingly and allegedly employing dubious tactics to shield itself from liability for the calls. These tactics, Alan alleges, include outsourcing the calling to third-party dialing companies located overseas, who then placed the calls on BrandRep's behalf.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages for himself and the members of the class, as well as injuctive relief prohibiting similar calls in the future. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-01040-DOC-DFM