Rolling Stone Publisher Sued Over Text Spam

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 6:04 PM EST) -- An Indiana woman has filed a putative class action against a marketing firm and Wenner Media LLC, which publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Men's Journal and other magazines for allegedly sending spam text messages to cell phones.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, calls the form of marketing “especially pernicious” because it aggravates consumers and often sticks them with the bill when service providers charge them for receiving the messages.

Plaintiff Karen Schrock also named the marketing...
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