Class-action suit accuses Premier Student Loan Center of making unwanted calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — A man filed a class-action lawsuit against Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., doing business as Premier Student Loan Center, citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Lead plaintiff Jeremy Jackson filed a complaint July 11, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendant violated TCPA by making intrusive and unwanted calls.

According to the complaint, the defendant is guilty of nuisance, trespass, abuse and harassment and has invaded the privacy of the class members by sending unsolicited text messages and makng unwanted calls to sell student loan services. In addition, Jackson claims the text messages and calls were unlawfully made using a device that stores random numbers and dials sequentially without human intervention. 

The lawsuit said these calls were made without prior express consent from the recipients.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages for every violation, injunctive relief and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen DeNittis and Ross Schmierer of DeNittis Osefchen Prince PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 18-cv-01378

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