LOS ANGELES — A California man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Oak Trust Merchant Services Corp. and Does 1-10 for allegedly violating his privacy by making repeated unsolicited calls to his cellphone.
Dave Alan filed the lawsuit on March 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging that the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making intrusive and unwanted calls.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and other individuals in a similar situation, whose contact numbers are actively registered with the National Do-Not-Call List, have suffered an invasion of privacy due to repeated unwanted calls from the defendants, who were allegedly using an autodialer and artificial voice to offer services to unwilling individuals. The plaintiff claims he was also charged for the incoming calls. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly contacting him without his consent, invading his privacy and engaging in an unlawful practice of using an autodialer to place calls.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, including $500 in statutory damages for every violation, $1,500 in treble damages for every violation and all other relief that the court deems just. Alan is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon and Meghan E. George of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-cv-01766