SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento man has filed a class-action suit over calls he allegedly received from a debt collector.
Jonathan Lizama filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Nov. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Medical Data Systems Inc., doing business as Medical Revenue System, and Does 1-100 citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 5, he started receiving calls from the defendant in an attempt to collect an alleged outstanding debt. He alleges these calls were made using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice and that the defendant never received plaintiff’s prior express consent to receive calls. He alleges he has incurred incoming charges or reduced telephone time and has suffered from invasion of privacy.
The plaintiffs hold Medical Data Systems Inc. and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly engaged in an unlawful practice of using an autodialer and artificial voice to place calls to cellular phones and without prior express consent to place the calls.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, $500 in statutory damages and treble damages of $1,500 for each and every violation, and all other relief that the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Meghan E. George and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-02773