Locklear Electric moves for default judgment in '08 faxed ad class action

Amelia Flood Dec. 9, 2010, 8:20am

A Wood River electric company that has led a number of class actions in both Madison and St. Clair counties is moving for a default judgment in one those suits filed two years ago.

Locklear Electric's motion for default judgment against American Business Lending and Christopher Parks is set for hearing at 9 a.m. Friday before Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian.

The company filed suit as a potential lead plaintiff against the pair for allegedly costing Locklear and other businesses money by sending illegally faxed advertisements.

Locklear, represented by Lanny Darr of Alton, has filed at least seven such class actions since 2005.

Neither American Business Lending nor Parks have filed answers or appearances in the case.

The default motion states that both were served with the suit Dec. 10, 2008.

The company's complaint claimed that the potential damages in the case totaled no more than $5 million and no one class member's damages topped $75,000.

Locklear filed two faxed ad cases last year in Madison County against Taylorville Chiropractic Clinic and one against a realty company.

The company also has similar class actions pending in neighboring St. Clair County.

The 2008 Locklear class action is Madison case number 08-L-1131.

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