American Honda Finance was hit with a punitive class action in California state court on Friday for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which guards against unsolicited robocalls for collections, the filing claims.
Michelle Adame is suing the company in the Superior Court of California in the county of Los Angeles on behalf of a nationwide class of people who received the calls over the last four years.
Adame asserts that the calls were made in regard to a debt owed on her father’s vehicle. However, Adame claims her privacy was violated because her cellphone number was never listed on the loan application completed by her father.
“Plaintiff did not provide defendant or its agent prior express consent to receive calls to her cellular telephone, including by means of an ATDS [automatic telephone dialing system] and/or artificial or prerecorded voice message,” the suit states.
Calls began in June 2014 and lasted through August 2016, and Adame seeks damages amounting to $500 for each violation of TCPA for herself and each class member. Adame is represented by Abbas Kazerounian and Jason A. Ibey of Kazerouni Law Group APC and Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart.2 - Readers Like This Post