LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Individuals have filed a class action lawsuit against US Student Loan Center, a California corporation, citing alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Debra Lawrence filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against US Student Loan Center alleging that the California corporation violated TCPA through intrusive and unwanted text messages.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Jan. 29, she started receiving unwanted text messages on her cellular telephone from the defendant for the purpose of soliciting business, despite not acquiring any prior expressed written consent. Plaintiffs allegedly have suffered invasion of their privacy, incurred cellular telephone charges and/or reduced cellular telephone time for legitimate calls.
The plaintiffs hold US Student Loan Center responsible because the defendant allegedly contacted plaintiffs without prior expressed consent to call/send messages to and unlawfully utilized an auto-dialer.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, to certify class action suit, appoint class representative and counsel, injunctive relief prohibiting such conduct in the future and further relief as may be just. They are represented by Jeffrey A. Koncius and Cherisse H. Cleofe of Kiesel Law LLP in Beverly Hills, California, and Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 16-cv-07880