SAN DIEGO – A Kern County individual has filed a class action against a debt collector over allegations that its frequent calls invaded his privacy.
Timothy Munz filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on April 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Allied Interstate LLC and Does 1 through 10 citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in January, he suffered damages from receiving several collection calls from the defendants. The plaintiff holds Allied Interstate LLC and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly kept on calling the plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing system and did not have his consent to contact him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 treble damages, actual damages, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:17-cv-00525-LJO-BAM