Thursday, March 17, 2005

Battle Of Spam Turns Into Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man who claims a company spammed him now says the same company is trying to drag him to court.

According to Oklahoma-based graphic designer Mark Mumma, the travel website began spamming him to his private e- mail address, and when he tried to get them to stop they sued him.

Mumma claims he told the site to remove him from their list and when they didn’t, he listed on his website,, which shames and details how he sues spammers.

That’s when and its parent company Omega Travel, Inc. slapped Mumma with a lawsuit for defaming their company.

Omega Travel’s general council John Lawless says Omega Travel denies sending Mumma spam as defined by the Can-Spam Act of 2003.

Mumma isn’t convinced though. He’s filed motions to dismiss the case, which are still pending, but he also plans to file his own lawsuit against the company by the end of the month.

He’s asking for $275,000, which works out to $25,000 for each of the 11 days he claims Omega Travel violated the opt-out clause under the Spam Act.

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