Plaintiff complains about multiple telemarketing calls.
A California resident has sued Web.com, claiming the company called her cell phone multiple times in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit seeks class action status.
Web.com disclosed the lawsuit in its most recent quarterly filing:
On October 31, 2014, a putative class action was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (Tammy Hussin, et al. v. Web.com Group, Inc.). The lawsuit complains that the Company allegedly contacted the plaintiff and putative class (which plaintiff alleges may “number in the thousands, if not more”) on their cellular telephones via an automatic telephone dialing system without their prior express consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. (“TCPA”). Plaintiff is seeking for each alleged TCPA violation $500 in statutory damages or $1,500 if a willful violation is shown. In addition to statutory damages and damages for willful violations, Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief. We have not yet responded to the Complaint and discovery has not yet commenced but we intend to vigorously defend ourself.
The lawsuit (pdf) alleges that Web.com placed multiple calls from 855-817-4548 using an autodialer. The caller then said they “had noticed that Plaintiff’s website had not yet gone ‘live’ and Defendant wished to know if Plaintiff would be needing web design services.”
A quick Google search shows a number of other people complaining about Web.com’s phone solicitations.
Anyone who has an account with Network Solutions or Register.com knows that the company is aggressive with its cross-selling. In this case, the plaintiff claims she didn’t have any business relationship with Web.com and that the company admitted this to her on one of the phone calls.
Attorneys for the plaintiff did not respond to Domain Name Wire’s request for more information.