LOS ANGELES — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a business that allegedly send him a multitude of unsolicited text messages.
John Sloatman III filed a complaint, both individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, on Aug. 11 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Textplus Inc., alleging that the Delaware corporation negligently violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in April, plaintiff Sloatman claims he began receiving spam advertisements and/or promotional offers via text messages from the defendant, despite the plaintiff claiming to have never conducted business with the defendant or visited any of its online websites. The plaintiff claims this caused him to incur charges for incoming calls.
The plaintiffs hold Textplus Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly violated their privacy by sending unsolicited text messages and caused plaintiff Sloatman to incur incoming call charges.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, statutory damages, injunctive relief and other relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 16-cv-06012