SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges that his privacy was invaded by a ride-hailing company's text messages.
Patrick Spreter filed a complaint on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lyft Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began to fill out a digital application to become a driver for Lyft in December 2016 but did not complete it or submit it for processing. He alleges afterward, the defendant sent him text messages to encourage him to become a driver. He alleges he did not give the defendant permission to contact him.
The plaintiff holds Lyft Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly invaded his privacy by sending him the unsolicited messages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, certification of the class, appoint plaintiff and counsel as class representative and class counsel, injunctive relief, statutory damages and other relief the court may deem just. He is represented by Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego, California and by Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group in Costa Mesa, California.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-540