MetLife To Shell Out $23M To End Junk Fax Class Actions

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT) -- MetLife Inc. agreed to pay $23 million to end class actions alleging a former MetLife employee sent out mass faxes to sell insurance, in violation of federal do not call laws, according to a preliminary deal signed off by an Illinois state judge on Thursday.

The settlement ends class actions in Illinois' Lake County court and in Florida federal court, each alleging businesses and individuals were on the receiving end of unwanted advertisements from a MetLife financial services representative who told courts he was using the system to generate leads for his business, according to court records.

The plaintiffs alleged the...

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