PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing Verizon Communications Inc., citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Patrick Clark filed a complaint on April 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claiming that defendant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he received around 500 calls from the defendant in an attempt to solicit its services. He alleges that the calls were made using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice. However, despite allegedly instructing the defendant's agents or representatives to stop calling him, the defendant allegedly continued to place automated calls. 

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly placing non-emergency telephone calls to his cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded or artificial voice without his prior express consent, which he claims is a violation of federal law.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory and punitive damages, actual damages, treble damages and any other relief this court deems just and proper. He is represented by Octavio Gomez of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa PA in Tampa, Fla.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-01394-JS

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