Business Journal's Paula More writes article "Consumer Crusade files
25 suites". Feb 11-17, 2005 Edition. We could not
find article on www.BizJournals.com
at time of this update. Here are some parts of the article:
"Consumer advocate Tom Martino's Consumer Crusade Inc. recently
filed 25 lawsuits in federal court seeking millions in damages against
companies that allegedly sent unwanted junk faxes"
"Consumer Crusade asks for $18 million in damages in the suits"
"Martino formed the for-profit Consumer Crusade with retired
Englewood attorney Francis Salazar in June 2003 to buy junk faxes from
recipients for roughly $25 each and try to collect damages on them."
"Fax recipients get their money, but no damages, only if Consumer
"Last year, Consumer Crusade filed about 80 lawsuits in Denver
area county courts as-well."
"Critics contend such companies use the law to make money, and in
the process they take advantage of smaller companies and take up valuable
court time with cases that may not involve illegal faxes at all.
They say the laws are being applied against legitimate small business that
can't afford to fight."
Above excerpts written by Paula Moore
Denver Business Journal