SAN DIEGO — Individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against Student Financial Help Center, a San Diego company, citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Allison Vaughn filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 10, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Student Financial Help Center alleging that the San Diego company violated TCPA through intrusive and unwanted calls.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Allison Vaughn and class members received several calls from the defendant without human intervention, so that when named plaintiff was finally connected to a real person who offered programs for student loans, she informed defendant that she was not interested and to stop calling her. Yet despite that, defendant failed to conform to her demands not to call again, thereby causing plaintiff and class members to incur telephone charges and invasion of their privacy and peace.
The plaintiffs hold Student Financial Help Center responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to respect the rights of individuals to their personal privacy, time, peace and chattel, and failed to abide by plaintiffs revocation of its expressed consent to call.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor, statutory and treble damages, injunctive relief and any other relief the court may deem just. They are represented by Joshua Swigart and Kevin Lemieux of Hyde and Swigart in San Diego and Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02526