Blimpie Hit With Junk Fax Suit Over Lunch Ads

Law360, New York (March 16, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey auto parts retailer has filed a proposed class action in New Jersey federal court accusing Blimpie International Inc. of faxing multiple unsolicited lunch special advertisements between February and March.

M&G Auto Parts Inc. claims that Blimpie and its Arizona-based parent Kahala Corp. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when a nearby Blimpie franchise sent at least nine separate “junk faxes” advertising daily lunch specials between Feb. 19 and March 12. If certified, the class would include anyone who received similar faxes from Blimpie during the past four years — the statute of limitations for this type of action....

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