Royal Funding Group alleged to have unlawfully placed marketing calls to consumer's cellphone

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Huntington Beach, California man alleges that a Brooklyn, New York marketing company unlawfully called him for telemarketing purposes.

Joseph Menichiello filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Royal Funding Group Inc. and Does 1-10 citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges beginning in October 2017, the defendant contacted him on his cellphone in an attempt to solicit him to purchase the defendant’s marketing services. The plaintiff alleges the call was made through the use of an automatic dialer and that the defendant did not have his consent to contact him. The suit also states the plaintiff registered his phone number with the National Do-Not-Call Registry in February 2007.

The plaintiffs hold Royal Funding Group Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to implement procedures to effectively prevent telephone solicitations, communicated with class members without prior express consent and unlawfully utilized an automatic dialer.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, $500 in statutory damages and $1,500 in treble damages for each and every violation, and all other relief that the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 18-cv-01913

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