SAN FRANCISCO – A Florida man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a social media company over claims it sent him unsolicited text messages.

Colin R. Brickman filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated individuals on Feb. 12 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Facebook Inc., alleging that the California corporation knowingly violated U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Dec. 15, 2015, he received a text message on his cellular phone from the defendant about an individual's birthday and how the plaintiff could send his greetings. The plaintiff holds Facebook responsible because the defendant allegedly sent the text to the plaintiff's cellular telephone without his consent, as he had set up his Facebook account not to send text messages.

The plaintiff seeks the following: treble damages, statutory damages, attorney's fees, costs of the suit and any other relief this court deems just and proper. He is represented by Patrick J. Perotti and Frank A. Bartela of Dworken & Bernstein Co. LPA in Painesville, Ohio; Kristen L. Sagafi and Martin D. Quiñones of Tycko & Zavareei LLP in Oakland, California; and Hassan A. Zavareei of Tycko & Zavareei LLP in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-00751-DMR

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