LOS ANGELES – Two Los Angeles County residents claim a student loan servicer unlawfully called them.
Michelle Adame and Refugio Adame Jr. filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, doing business as American Education Services Inc., citing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, Michelle Adame obtained a loan from the defendants in 2007 with her father as a co-signer. The suit states a landline number was provided on the loan application. The plaintiffs holds Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, doing business as American Education Services Inc., responsible because the defendants allegedly called the plaintiffs' cellphone numbers, which they claim they never provided, and kept on calling the plaintiffs using an autodialing system despite their request to stop calling.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek statutory damages, injunctive relief, interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01456-FMO-E