Reuters To Pay $7.5M To End Fla. Automatic Shipping Claims

Law360, Washington (February 4, 2014, 8:11 PM EST) -- Two units of publishing giant Thomson Reuters Corp. have agreed to pay up to $7.5 million to settle claims that the companies wrongly signed up customers to receive law books and other legal publications that they hadn't ordered, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Tuesday.

The settlement resolves allegations that the companies — West Publishing Corp. and Thomson Reuters (Tax and Accounting) Inc. — placed customers such as law firms, libraries, government agencies and others into automatic subscription renewals or automatic shipment plans for certain legal...
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