Telemarketer Owes $34M For Abusive Tactics, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360, San Francisco (May 15, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to require telemarketer Publishers Business Services to pay $34.4 million in damages for its allegedly deceptive and abusive methods of hawking magazine subscriptions, instead of a reduced $191,000 judgment ordered by a lower court.  

A Nevada federal court was wrong to rule that Publishers should pay $191,219 in damages, which the FTC argued was based on a defense expert's “myopic analysis” of the company's telemarketing practices, according to the commission's brief. Instead, the company should pay...
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