Cintas Sued By Hospital Over Junk Fax Ads For Doc Shredding

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- A St. Louis cardiology hospital has accused business services firm Cintas Corporate Inc. of sending junk fax ads in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, in a proposed class action removed to Missouri federal court Tuesday.

St. Louis Heart Center Inc. claims Cintas had sent unsolicited faxes to hospitals associated with another St. Louis, Mo.-based hospital, SSM St. Mary's Health Center, advertising discounts for document shredding services to help them meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements for confidentiality of old patient files. The...
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