Seventh Circuit rules on junk fax case about 3rd party senders

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.

The client ordered Continue reading “Seventh Circuit rules on junk fax case about 3rd party senders”

St. Louis judge asked to approve $1.6 million ‘junk fax’ class action settlement

 

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”

Could a hacker be fined under junk fax law for printer trolling?

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?”

Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade

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”

$16M fax voilation lawsuit resolvedby the FCC

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”

Certification granted to class action lawsuit against MetLife for unsolicited faxes

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”