Matoesian set to enter damages in default judgment in faxed ad case

Amelia Flood Feb. 23, 2011, 9:48am


Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian is set to enter damages in a faxed ad class action spearheaded by Locklear Electric of Wood River.

Locklear won default judgment in the suit filed in 2008 against American Business Lending and Christopher Parks last year.

Locklear has led a number of class actions over what it claims are illegally faxed advertisements in recent years.

The suits have been filed in both Madison and St. Clair Counties and at least one other suit, filed in 2009 against the Taylorville Chiropractic Clinic, remains pending in Madison County.

Matoesian is set to preside over the damages hearing March 4 at 9 a.m.

Neither American Business Lending nor Parks have entered an appearance or filed any documents in the case to date.

The Taylorville suit has also seen little progress since its filing two years ago.

Locklear has sought damages in excess of $50,000 and other relief in the suits.

Lanny Darr represents Locklear in the 2008 case at hand.

Robert Sprague represents the company in the suit against Taylorville.

The 2008 suit is Madison case number 08-L-1131.

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