facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sandwich shop sued for faxing menus

May 22, 2006 at 7:55 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., May 22 (UPI) -- A Florida attorney is suing a local sandwich shop in small claims court for faxing daily menu specials to a Tampa law office.

The lawsuit seeks between $5,000 and $15,000 in compensation from Twins Luncheon restaurant in Oldsmar, Fla.

Tampa criminal lawyer William "Casey" Ebsary said he was tired of the unsolicited faxes crowding out legitimate correspondence and wasting paper and toner so he contacted a lawyer with expertise in a law that makes it illegal to fax business advertisements to anyone who is not a customer or has not given written permission to do so, the Tampa Tribune reported.

The law allows victims of "fax blasting" to collect up to $1,500 in fines per faxed page, civil litigation attorney James Thomas of Clearwater, Fla., said.

"It's excruciatingly disruptive" to have your fax tied up printing out advertisements, Thomas told the newspaper.

Twins Luncheon manager Mike Palazzolo said he routinely faxes his daily special to regular customers but entered Ebsary's fax number into his speed dial by mistake, the newspaper said.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure
2
Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva
3
1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen 1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen
4
Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts
5
KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback