LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California individual has filed a class action lawsuit against a company over allegations that it invaded consumers' privacy with calls.
Harold Collins, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Elite Home Energy Inc. for alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 20, 2016, he received a call from the defendant on his wireless home telephone offering its products and services. The suit states that this was not the first time the defendant contacted the plaintiff.
The plaintiff claims that he was not informed that the defendant recorded the conversations until Oct. 20. He also alleges he never has been a customer of the defendant and never gave consent to be called or be recorded.
As a result, the plaintiff alleges that he and others like him suffered invasion of privacy.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory damages of $5,000, general damages, costs of suit, prejudgment interest, attorney's fees, costs, and for such further relief as the court deems necessary, just and proper. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 8:17-cv-01747-JVS-DFM