February hearing date set on damages in Locklear Electric faxed ad class action

Amelia Flood Jan. 10, 2011, 12:32am

A hearing is set this coming month that will determine how much two defendants in one of a series of class actions over faxed advertisements will pay.

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian is set to consider what damages to award in a default judgment won by plaintiff Locklear Electric of Wood River.

Locklear won a default judgment in the suit filed against American Business Lending and Christopher Parks last month.

The hearing is Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.

Locklear claims that the defendants violated federal laws when they faxed unsolicited ads to it and other companies.

The faxes, according to the plaintiffs, resulted in increased ink and paper expenses.

The suit is one of several faxed class actions that Locklear has filed in recent years in Madison and St. Clair Counties.

Another suit filed in Madison against Taylorville Chiropractic Clinic remains pending.

Neither Parks nor American Business Lending entered appearances in the Locklear suit.

Larry Darr represents Locklear.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-1131.

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