LOS ANGELES – The McClatchy Co. is facing a class-action suit from a San Luis Obispo County individual over allegations it kept calling for a delinquent account that does not belong to him.
Cedric Wienold filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The McClatchy Co. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in 2015, he suffered damages from receiving several unwanted calls on his cellular telephone from the defendant alleging he was delinquent on an account for the Merced Sun-Star. He alleges he has never had a business relationship with the defendant. The plaintiff holds The McClatchy Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly kept calling him after he informed a representative that he was not the party it was seeking and to stop calling him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 in statutory damages, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Abbas Kazerounian and Matthew M. Loker of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa and by Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01807-CAS-KS