LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County man alleges Snapchat sent him a text message without his permission.
Dave Vaccaro, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Snapchat Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging that the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January, he received an unsolicited text message from defendant on his cellular telephone for the purpose of sending spam advertisements and promotional offers. Plaintiff claims the text message was placed via SMS Blasting Platform or an automatic telephone dialing system and was not for emergency purposes.
The plaintiffs holds Snapchat Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to receive any prior express consent to plaintiff and others to send unsolicited text messages.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek statutory damages of $1,500, injunctive relief prohibiting such conduct in the future and other relief the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman of The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02870