SAN FRANCISCO – Two California residents allege that a company recorded their conversations, which included sensitive information about financial matters, without disclosing that they were being recorded.
Anthony Yarber and Jennie Porter filed a class-action complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Meridian Financial Services Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging invasion of privacy.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between November 2015 and April, they suffered damages as a result of their phone conversations being recorded without their consent by the defendant. The plaintiffs hold Meridian Financial Services Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly contacted the plaintiffs about an alleged debt and recorded their conversation without first mentioning to the plaintiffs that their conversation was being recorded.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek $5,000 as statutory damages per violation or three times actual damages, injunctive relief, disgorgement of all allegedly ill-gotten gains, to enjoin the defendant, exemplary or treble damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03605-SK