Class Action Lawsuits
Liberty Power TCPA Class Action
The Firm filed a class action complaint on behalf of consumers nationwide who received unwanted telemarketing calls from Liberty Power or its agents without their consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleges that consumers across the nation received telemarketing calls by or on behalf of Liberty Power using prerecorded messages or artificial voices. The complaint also alleges that the calls were made to consumers whose numbers were registered to the National Do Not Call list and that the company failed to honor consumers' requests to be placed on an internal Do Not Call list. The plaintiff seeks statutory damages of $1500 per violation and injunctive relief, attorneys' fees and costs, on behalf of himself and class members.
Sunrun Solar TCPA Class Action
The class action complaint alleges that Sunrun, Inc. and its subsidiary, Clean Energy Experts, LLC and their agents conducted aggressive telemarketing campaigns that used autodialers and prerecorded or artificial voice calls to place calls, en masse, promoting solar products and services to homeowners across the nation. The complaint further alleges that the calls were made without prior express written consent and without regard to whether consumers' telephone numbers were registered to the National Do-Not-Call Registry or had previously asked to be placed on a company Do Not Call list. The plaintiffs, individually, and on behalf of class members, seek statutory damages of $1500 per violation and injunctive relief, attorneys' fees and costs.
SoCalCarriers Class Action/PAGA Representative Action
The class action and Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) representative action complaint alleges that SCC Transport, Inc. doing business as So Cal Carriers (So Cal Carriers), a freight and trucking services company, misclassified its truck drivers in California as “owner-operators” (i.e., independent contractors), when they are, in fact, employees of the company. According to the lawsuit, by misclassifying truck drivers as independent contractors, So Cal Carriers shifts the substantial financial responsibility for leasing and maintaining expensive trucks and other business expenses onto its truck drivers and has violated numerous California wage and hour laws. The complaint further alleges that So Cal Carriers’ uniform agreements with owner-operators contain terms that are unconscionable and are therefore invalid and unenforceable. These unconscionable provisions, as well as So Cal Carriers’ leasing and misclassification policies and practices and the resulting violations of the California Labor Code, constitute unfair, fraudulent and unlawful act and practices in violation of the California Business and Professions Code, Sections 17200-17204. Plaintiffs, on their own behalf and on behalf of current and former truck drivers classified as owner-operators during the Class Period, seek unpaid wages, statutory and liquidated damages, penalties, restitution, unreimbursed gas mileage and truck payments, costs and maintenance for the trucks and other business expenses, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, interest, declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.
Bumble Dating App Class Action
A class action lawsuit was filed against Bumble Trading, Inc. and Bumble Holding, Ltd. (“Bumble”), who own and operate the popular dating app Bumble. The complaint alleges that Bumble violates California auto renewal and dating service laws and other consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs allege Bumble does not inform consumers of their right to cancel the contract, without penalty or obligation, within three business days, as required under California’s dating service contract law. Plaintiffs also allege that Bumble automatically renews consumers’ premium subscriptions to Bumble Boost without obtaining affirmative consent and without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the auto renewal terms and makes it difficult for consumers to cancel their subscriptions. Plaintiffs seek to represent classes of purchasers in California who purchased a Bumble Boost subscription within the last four years. The Bumble class action lawsuit seeks restitution, actual damages, punitive damages, treble damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.