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Missouri attorney general sues companies over b-to-b faxes

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Jefferson City, Mo.—Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon this week filed several lawsuits to stop the flow of so called “junk faxes” to businesses located within the state.

The lawsuits against 13 companies based throughout the country allege the defendants sent unsolicited fax advertisements in violation of both federal and state laws. The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits sending unsolicited fax ads.

Nixon is asking the courts to prohibit the alleged blast faxers from continued violations and to order the defendants to pay penalties of up to $1,000 for each fax sent.

“When you are awaiting an important fax such as a contract or a bid, it goes beyond aggravating to see your machine tied up with ads for $99 trips to Orlando,” Nixon said in a press release.

The list of defendants can be found at www.ago.state.mo.us/newsreleases/2005/112105.htm .

—Matthew Schwartz

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