CHICAGO — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against National Gas & Electric of Texas citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) , claiming the company made intrusive and unwanted calls.
Frieda Ziedel filed a complaint individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals on Aug. 31, in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants placed unauthorized automated marketing calls and text messages to market their energy services.
The text messages were transmitted using equipment that had the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers, according to the complaint.
The plaintiffs hold National Gas & Electric responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to gather the necessary written consent from consumers prior to making the marketing calls, interfered with plaintiffs' use of their cellular telephones, and allegedly invaded plaintiffs' rights to privacy and seclusion, according to court documents.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for damages, as well as class certification,, award of actual and statutory damages, attorney fees, costs and further relief. They are represented by William PN Kingston of McGuire Law PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-CH-11115