COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A ride-hailing service company alleges an Ohio-based insurance company sent it junk faxes.
Uber Inc. filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2017, it received unsolicited "junk faxes" from the defendant that advertised its goods and services.
The plaintiff holds Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to comply with the opt-out notice requirements under the TCPA
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages in the amount of $500 for each violation of TCPA and/or Federal Communications Commission regulations in an amount no less than $5 million and trebling of such statutory damages, an award of prejudgment interest and preliminary and permanent injunctions.
It is represented by Robert E. DeRose II of Barkan Meizlish Handelman Goodin Derose Wentz LLP in Columbus, Ohio; C. Daryll Cordero and Damon Rubin of Payne & Fears LLP in El Segundo, California; and Frank F. Owen of Frank Owen & Associates PA in Miami Springs, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division case number 2:18-cv-00648-EAS-EPD