HOUSTON – A former Sprint customer alleges he closed his account but the company keeps sending him texts messages over alleged nonpayment of the account.
Zachary R. Barnett filed a complaint on June 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Sprint Corp. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Texas Debt Collection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 30, he made a payment of $324 in order to close his account with the defendant and switched to a new service provider. Beginning on May 1 through the present, he alleges he received no less than 77 text messages form defendant regarding nonpayment of the closed account.
The plaintiff holds Sprint Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly repeatedly sent or caused to be sent frequent non-emergency text messages using a telephone facsimile machine without his prior consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of at least $500 per text message, treble damages, attorney fees and such other and further relief that is just and appropriate. He is represented by Alexander J. Taylor, Marwan R. Daher and Omar T. Sulaiman of Sulaiman Law Group LTD in Lombard, Illinois.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-02188