Florida Company Reaches $40M Settlement in Suit Over Fax Ads

November 20, 2014

A Jacksonville-based company has reached a $40 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over claims the Florida company sent unsolicited fax advertisements to consumers.

A federal judge will still need to approve the settlement by Interline Brands Inc. over charges that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from sending fax ads to customers it doesn’t already do business with.

The Florida Times-Union reports that Interline admitted no wrongdoing, saying in legal filings that it settled the suit to avoid legal costs.

Interline distributes lighting, plumbing and janitorial products used in maintenance.

The settlement will be split among members of the class action based on how many faxes each received, and attorneys’ fees.

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