CHICAGO – A Georgia resident and Lyft driver has filed a class-action lawsuit against a New Jersey-based insurance provider over allegations it sends unwanted text messages.
Anthony Oliver filed a complaint individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals on Nov. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against York Risk Services Group Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the defendant has a contract with Lyft and attempts to contact Lyft drivers who have submitted an incident report via text message. The plaintiff alleges that between Aug. 29, and Nov. 1, he received automated text messages from the defendant regarding an incident report the defendant was managing, and he responded with "stop," "no more texts," and "stop these messages right now" in an attempt to unsubscribe. He alleges the unauthorized texts invaded his privacy.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant sent unsolicited and unauthorized automated text messages using an automatic telephone dialing system in violation of the TCPA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying the class; actual and statutory damages; an injunction requiring the defendant to cease all unauthorized automated telephone activities; attorney fees and costs; and other and further relief the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Eugene Y. Turin of McGuire Law P.C. in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018CH14581