In a case on junk faxes, the seventh circuit court recently ruled that a company that hired a company to send faxes on their behalf was not liable for violating junk fax rules for a mass fax broadcast larger than they ordered.
A dental practice that led a class action lawsuit after receiving a slew of junk and spam faxes from a dental supplier has filed to settle the lawsuit for $1.6 million.
Claimants without a business relationship to the dental supplier and who did not approve of receiving the faxes will receive $180 per fax, far lower than Continue reading “St. Louis judge asked to approve $1.6 million ‘junk fax’ class action settlement”
The Junk Fax Protection Act of 2005 imposes a penalty of $500 per fax for advertisements to a fax machine without an established business relationship.
A hacker’s mass printer trolling (causing many printers to print material) may have crossed the line where it can be considered advertising, as it contained information to direct the fax’s recipients to Continue reading “Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?”
For the last decade, a spa in Bedford, Nova Scotia has been receiving faxes destined for the local mental health centre.
The spa’s fax number is one number off from the number intended to be dialed.
Despite numerous memos from the local health authority, the spa Continue reading “Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade”
A federal appeals court has recently ruled that a dentist’s office that hired a company to send fax advertisement on their behalf is in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Hot on the heels of an update to anti-fax spam rules, it was announced that the FCC has resolved a $16 million (and potentially as large as $48 million) lawsuit against a small Minnesota publishing company (Mariposa Publishing) as well as several other companies.
The lawsuit originated from a complaint in regards to fax advertising, which the FCC found that the rule on unsolicited faxes “caused confusion and misplaced confidence” about the language that should be included when sending a fax advertisement when Continue reading “$16M fax voilation lawsuit resolvedby the FCC”
A federal judge in Florida has issued a certification for a class action lawsuit against MetLife for responsibility for alleged unsolicited fax advertising by one of its partners.
While the class action suit is still in the early states, it is alleged that 35,000 Missouri residents received unsolicited advertisements over fax in 2012, and Continue reading “Certification granted to class action lawsuit against MetLife for unsolicited faxes”
An appeals court in Illinois recently ruled that a lower-court judge was correct in letting an insurer off the hook for half the cost in a Continue reading “Court rules that insurer is off the hook for a junk fax settlement”
A small publisher could receive a fine of up to $48 million for sending faxes to a client who agreed to receive them.
As their faxes did not have an “opt-out” option on them, the FCC has ruled Continue reading “Fax case could be headed to the supreme court”
As tax season arrives, so do new scams.
The IRS is currently warning tax filers of a series of fax & email scams directed at them.
People are receiving faxes and emails that claim to be from the IRS that Continue reading “IRS Warning on Fax & Email Scams Directed at Tax Filers”