Energy Marketer Faces Class Action Over Unsolicited Fax Ads

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- An industrial safety equipment company on Monday hit energy marketing firm Vanguard Energy Services LLC and two affiliates with a putative class action in Illinois federal court, accusing the marketers of faxing out unsolicited advertisements in violation of federal law.

Saf-T-Gard International Inc. claims Vanguard is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by faxing ads promoting the sale of gas and electric energy without receiving proper permission or providing an opt-out notice.

Based on the message's resemblance to a generic advertisement, Saf-T-Gard said Vanguard must have...
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