Lifewatch Inc.

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Federal Trade Commission, and State of Florida, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, Plaintiffs, v. Lifewatch Inc., a New York corporation, also doing business as Lifewatch USA and Medical Alarm Systems, and Evan Sirlin, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number:

142 3123

Civil Action Number:

1:15-cv-05781

Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
Northern District of Illinois

Case Summary

Announced in June 2019 as part of a crackdown on illegal robocalls against operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls, this court order contains provisions related to two sets of defendants: 1) the Lifewatch defendants, which includes Lifewatch, Inc., Evan Sirlin, and Mitchel May; and 2) the Roman defendants, which includes Safe Home Security, MedGuard Alert, Inc., and David Roman. The order permanently bans the Lifewatch defendants from telemarketing and prohibits them from misrepresenting the terms associated with the sale of any product or service. It also imposes a financial judgment of $25.3 million against Lifewatch and Sirlin. According to the FTC’s July 2015 complaint, filed jointly with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, since 2012 the defendants bombarded primarily elderly consumers with at least a billion unsolicited robocalls to pitch supposedly “free” medical alert systems.