SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc., a transport service provider, citing alleged unfair business practices.
Bryan Teague filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 7, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lyft Inc. alleging that the transport service provider violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on March 23, 2016, he received an unsolicited and unwanted generic text message of advertisement encouraging him to become a Lyft driver. Defendant's actions caused him to suffer substantial injuries. The plaintiff holds Lyft Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly created the promotional text message campaign and maintained exclusive control over the manner and means to send such message and made calls using an automated telephone dialing system.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunction requiring defendant to cease all unsolicited text messaging activities and enjoining it from using ATDS, award for all damages, attorneys' fees and costs and such other relief as the court deems just and reasonable. He is represented by Douglas J. Campion of Law Offices of Douglas J. Campion in San Diego and Benjamin H. Richman and Elizabeth Winkowski of Edelson PC in Chicago, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01768