LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Three California consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a marketing company over allegedly unwanted calls.
John Sloatman, Kathryn Thyne and Vanessa Garcia, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Near Direct and Does 1 through 10, inclusive, and each of them alleging that the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that beginning in July 2016, they received calls on their cellular phone from the defendants seeking to sell or solicit its business services. The plaintiffs claim that they never expressly consented to receiving telephone calls that were not for emergency purposes, that they were registered on the Do-Not-Call Registry prior to the defendants contacting them and have informed the defendants to stop calling.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice while calling and made one or more telephone calls without consent.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for statutory damages and all other relief that the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-06880-CAS-RAO