SAN DIEGO – A Florida-headquartered company is the defendant in a class-action lawsuit over allegations it unlawfully made marketing calls.
Christopher Melingonis filed a
complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 28 in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against
Social Agency Inc., also known as Local Hype 365, alleging violation of
the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in March, he received a call from
the defendant. The plaintiff holds Social Agency Inc. responsible
because the defendant called him allegedly without having the
plaintiff's prior express consent or an established business
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
$500 in statutory damages, injunctive relief, $1,500 in treble damages,
and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by
Joshua Swigart and Kevin Lemieux of Hyde and Swigart in San Diego and Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00624-JAH-JMA