SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer alleges a membership-based concierge medical practice misrepresents that annual fees are required to obtain medical services.
Maxwell Barnabell filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 2 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against One Medical Group Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging violation of California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act, the False Advertising Law and the Unfair Competition Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and other similarly situated individuals were deceived into paying annual membership fees to One Medical. The plaintiff alleges he was a member from 2016 to 2018.
"One Medical represents to customers that they must pay these AMFs (annual membership fees) to obtain any medical care or services from One Medical when, in fact, payment of the AMFs is entirely optional," the suit states
The plaintiffs hold One Medical Group Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly misled consumers regarding the fees.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants; certify class action; appoint class representative and class counsel; award compensatory, direct, consequential, punitive and/or treble damages; attorney's fees; costs; and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stanley D. Saltzman and Adam M. Tamburelli of Marlin & Saltzman LLP in Agoura Hills and Jeffrey D. Kaliel and Sophia Goren Gold of Kaliel PLLC in Washington.
San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC-18-566232