SAN DIEGO – A California man alleges a ride-hailing service sent him a text message without his permission.

Patrick Spreter filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lyft Inc. alleging that the Delaware Corporation violated TCPA through intrusive and unwanted calls.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began to fill out a digital application with the defendant to become a driver before December 2016 but did not complete it or submit it. He alleges the defendant sent him a text message asking him to complete the application.

The plaintiff holds Lyft Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly sent him a text message without his consent and without having established a business relationship.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, certification the class, appoint plaintiff and counsel as class representative and counsel, statutory damages, injunctive relief, and other relief the court may deem just. He is represented by Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego and Abbas Kazerounian of Kazerouni Law Group APC in Costa Mesa.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00540

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