LOS ANGELES – A Huntington Beach man has filed a class-action against a business funding company over allegations of unwanted solicitation calls.
Joseph Menichiello, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ascend Funding LLC and Does 1 through 10 alleging that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in November 2016, he started receiving calls from the defendant to his cellular telephone attempting to promote its services without his consent. The plaintiffs holds Ascend Funding LLC, and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly used an automatic telephone dialing system and called the plaintiff even though his number has been registered on the National Do-Not-Call List.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks up to $1,500 in damages for each call and any other relief that the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00609