LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California men are suing a
loan provider over claims it made unsolicited calls to their cellphones.
Joseph Menichiello and Jason Alan, individually and for all others
similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 29 in the U.S.
District Court for the Central District of California against Capital
Advance Solutions, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (TCPA).
According to the suit, Capital Advance contacted the plaintiffs'
cellphones in an attempt to solicit services in October and December.
The suit states the defendant used an artificial or pre-recorded voice
and an automatic telephone dialing system for these calls, which were
made without the plaintiffs' consent and were not for emergency
purposes, in violation of the TCPA.
The plaintiffs incurred charges for these incoming calls, the suit states.
The plaintiffs and others in the class seek statutory damages of $500
and treble damages of $1,500 per violating call. They are represented by
attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of the Law Offices of
Todd M. Friedman in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:15-CV-02163-SVW-KES