SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County woman has filed a class-action suit against a Minnesota limited liability company over its collection calls.
Keisha Newsom filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Allied Interstate LLC alleging that the debt collector violated Telephone Consumer Collection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that beginning in June 2015, she suffered emotional distress, frustration, invasion on her privacy from receiving incessant calls on her cellular phone from the defendant in its attempt to collect on alleged debt. The plaintiffs hold Allied Interstate LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly engaged in an unlawful practice of using an autodialer to place calls to cellular phones and without prior express consent to place the calls.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, certify collective action, appoint class representative and counsel, and further relief as may be just. She is represented by Abbas Kazerounian and Jason A. Ibey of Kazerouni Law Group in Costa Mesa and Daniel G. Shay of Law Office of Daniel G. Shay in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00130