OAKLAND – A Concord consumer is suing a Delaware financial institution over claims it intruded on his privacy with calls meant for someone else.
Christian Miranda filed a complaint on Oct. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division against Citibank NA alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he received multiple calls from defendant using an auto-dialer and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice in its attempt to collect an alleged debt from another consumer. On several occasions, he allegedly advised defendant to cease calling him as he had no prior business with it, but despite these communications, defendant continued to call him.
The plaintiff holds Citibank NA responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to acquire express consent to call plaintiff and placed calls using an auto-dialer and artificial voice.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for statutory damages, and other legal relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Arturo E. Matthews Jr. of Matthews Law Firm in Santa Ana.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division
Case number 3:16-cv-05602