SAN FRANCISCO – A Sierra County man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a supplement company over allegations of invasion of privacy.

Steven Crader filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated Feb. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Vitamin Research Products LLC, citing violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between 2015 and 2016, he received 43 calls from the defendant using an automated prerecorded voice or autodialer to advertise Extended Plus, a kind of male enhancing pills. The suit states that the plaintiff asked a representative of the defendant to stop calling him in October 2015, but despite this an agent of the defendant called 11 times on that same day. The plaintiff holds Vitamin Research Products LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly called plaintiff without his permission, which is prohibited and a violation of the TCPA.

The plaintiff seeks the following: treble damages of $1,500 and $500 in statutory damages for each call that allegedly violated the TCPA, attorneys' fees any other relief this court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Scott A. Bursor, L. Timothy Fisher, Annick M. Persinger and Yeremey O. Krivoshey of Bursor & Fisher P.A. in Walnut Creek.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00204

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