SACRAMENTO – A Shasta County consumer alleges a Ventura County company falsely advertises its credit and debit processing services.
Phillip Trisdale filed a complaint individually and on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated on Oct. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Merchant Account Solutions LLC, International Card Services LLC and Does 1-10 citing violation of the Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was enticed by the defendants to purchase their credit and debit processing services and products, which defendants advertised as having no fees. However, the plaintiff alleges he paid for the services by paying monthly fees, many of which were not disclosed in defendant’s advertising, and were only revealed upon final purchase or when billing statement has arrived.
The plaintiff holds Merchant Account Solutions LLC, International Card Services LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly obtained profit at the expense of the plaintiff, concealed several fees and charges to plaintiffs until final purchase of services and caused plaintiff and class members to avail of services that actually cost more than advertised.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to certify case as class action, certify class representative and class counsel, damages, attorneys' fees, costs, interest and other relief that may be justly entitled. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Suren N. Weerasuriya of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-02411