SAN FRANCISCO— An Alameda County woman filed a class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company, alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 

Margarita Quezada, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class-action suit Dec. 17, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against U.S Hispanic Ventures Inc., doing business as Milagros de Mexico, alleging violation of the TCPA.

According to the claim, the plaintiff began to receive SMS messages to her phone from the defendant on Oct. 2, 2015. The messages were sent to her wireless phone, advertising products which included a natural Viagra medication, she states. The plaintiff claims to have continued receiving messages from the defendant, although she never gave them express written consent to do so. The suit states that the defendant used the messages in order to refer customers to its website.

Quezada, individually and on behalf of the class, seeks damages for actual and statutory damages, attorneys' fees, other relief and relief from future solicitation from the defendant. They are represented by Robert Ahdoot and Meredith Lierz of Ahdoot & Wolfson PC in West Hollywood, and Joseph J. Siprut and Ismael T. Salam of Siprut PC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:15-cv-05785

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