Supreme Court Told Calif. Law Preempted By CAN-SPAM

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- An email marketing company asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear its appeal of a state appeals court decision that the company violated California's anti-spamming law, arguing that the statute is preempted by federal law.

Trancos Inc. filed petition for writ of certiorari claiming a California appeals court made a mistake when it upheld a trial court ruling ordering Trancos to pay attorney Daniel Balsam $7,000 in liquidated damages and $81,900 in attorney's fees for sending him seven unsolicited emails. Because the messages were...
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