SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a credit services business, alleging invasion of privacy.
Florence Morris filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, Oct. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Sunrise Credit Services Inc. alleging the debt collector breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, in April Morris and other similarly situated individuals have started receiving unwanted calls from Sunrise Credit in its attempt to collect on a debt, all while recording their conversations without consent from plaintiffs. As a result, the suit says, the plaintiffs suffered injuries including invasion to their privacy.
The plaintiffs allege Sunrise Credit Services failed to provide notice at the beginning of the recorded conversations, and obligated the plaintiffs to retain and pay for legal counsel.
Morris seeks trial by jury, damages, certify the case as a class action, appoint class representative/counsel, special, general, compensatory and punitive damages of $5,000 for each violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act, $5,000 for each violation of the California Penal Code, attorney fees, court costs, and all other relief the court deems just. She and the other plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Joshua B. Swigart and Yana A. Hart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego, by Daniel G. Shay of Law Office of Daniel G. Shay in San Diego, and by Abbas Kazerounian and Jason A. Ibey of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-02075