SAN DIEGO – An Alameda County business alleges that an insurance company has invaded its privacy with its solicitation calls to its cellphone.

Abante Rooter & Plumbing filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Farmers Group Inc.,  Farmers Insurance, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016, it suffered damages from receiving several unwanted calls from the defendant in its attempt to sell its services. The plaintiff holds Farmers Group Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly used an automatic telephone dialing system to call the plaintiff without having a business relationship.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages, injunctive relief, $1,500 in treble damages and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Joshua Swigart and Yana Hart of Hyde and Swigart in San Diego and by Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group in Costa Mesa.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-03315-LB

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