A man fed up with getting calls on his cell phone from some search-engine-optimization company is turning to the federal court system for help.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Adam Russell, described as a Middlesex County resident, cited a number of calls from a California company called 29 Prime. Russell says he either gets dead air or a recording warning him that he has not updated his "free Google listing."
In addition to the money for himself, Russell is also seeking to be named lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the company, which he charges has made "thousands of calls per day" to people across the country. The suit seeks at least $1,500 for each call.
Russell says the calls he's gotten violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act because he has never done business with the company and has never given his permission to be called by the company.