Consumer claims Direct Home Energy Solutions called without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 29, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California individual alleges a home energy company unlawfully called him for marketing purposes.

Rene Sandoval, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Friendlum Inc., doing business as Direct Home Energy Solutions, alleging that the defendant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs alleges that he and the class received telephone calls on their cellular telephones from the defendant using an artificial or prerecorded voice system discussing home energy solutions. The plaintiff claims that he never expressly consented to receiving telephone calls from the defendant and had no established business relationship with them. 

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice while calling and made one or more telephone calls to plaintiff and the class without consent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks treble damages up to $1,500, injunctive relief prohibiting such conduct in the future, and other relief the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Joshua Swigart and Kevin Lemieux of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego and Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa, California.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:17-cv-01917-MMA-BGS

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