California Sues and Wins

By Deane Barker on October 25, 2003

California wins its first anti-spam judgment: Very good news.

“California won its first anti-spam judgment Friday when a court fined a marketing firm $2 million for sending out millions of unsolicited e-mails telling people how to spam, the state’s attorney general said.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer brought the case against PW Marketing of Los Angeles County and its owners Paul Willis and Claudia Griffin in 2002 under a 1998 state anti-spam law. The law was strengthened last month to make it easier to sue spammers.[…]

The injunction also forbids Willis and Griffin for 10 years from owning or managing any business that advertises over the Internet.”