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Wells Fargo Settles Case Based on FaxLock Icon

An unusual fax class-action case that led to a $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank was closed last week after both sides reached a settlement in January. read more >
M.S. Wholesale Plumbing Inc. in Russellville, the lead plaintiff in lawsuits involving unwanted faxes.
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal / Manufacturing

Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

A $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank tied to a case over unwanted faxes wasn’t based in reality, according to bankers’ associations. read more >
Pope County Circuit Court in Russellville, site of cases involving unwanted faxes.
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Judge Says $22.4M Judgment Against Wells Fargo Still StandsLock Icon

A Pope County judge last week denied Wells Fargo Bank’s request to have a $22.4 million judgment against it thrown out. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

Not a Good Look (Editorial)

It takes some doing to make Wells Fargo look like a sympathetic victim, but the legal community in Pope County has managed it. read more >
Pope County Circuit Court in Russellville, site of cases involving unwanted faxes.
Banking & Finance / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case EarlyLock Icon

Before WestFax Inc. was hit last year with a $21.1 million class-action judgment in Arkansas involving unwanted faxes, the client company that made the fax solicitation was allowed to exit the case by saying it couldn’t afford even a modest judgment. read more >
M.S. Wholesale Plumbing Inc. in Russellville, the lead plaintiff in lawsuits involving unwanted faxes.
Banking & Finance / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

Arkansas Fax Avengers Target Wells Fargo for $22MLock Icon

Financial giant Wells Fargo is the latest company snared in a multimillion-dollar legal strategy honed in Arkansas: filing class-action suits over unwanted faxes. read more >
Eugene Kalsky pictured with a copy of the fax that cost him $12.5 million.
Legal / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

$12M Penalty in Fax Case Will Stand

The $12.5 million class-action judgment against a New Jersey man and his business will stand after the Arkansas Supreme Court decided last month not to review the case. read more >
M.S. Wholesale Plumbing in Russellville
Manufacturing

New Pope County Fax Case Brings $21M JudgmentLock Icon

Sending faxes to M.S. Wholesale Plumbing Inc. of Russeville can be a multimillion-dollar mistake. read more >
Legal / Manufacturing

Technical Violations (Editorial)

While all defendants must take all litigation seriously and businesses should be on notice that exact wording matters, there is no federal law that requires lawyers to pummel defendants who have committed harmless technical violations. read more >
M. S. Wholesale Plumbing of Russellville, top right, received a $12.5 million judgment against Eugene Kalsky, left, and his New Jersey pipe and steel company.
Manufacturing

$12.5M Fax Judgment Stands Against Gen-Kal Pipe & SteelLock Icon

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has ruled against the New Jersey businessman behind the fax that led to a $12.5 million class-action judgment. read more >
M. S. Wholesale Plumbing of Russellville, top right, received a $12.5 million judgment against Eugene Kalsky, left, and his New Jersey pipe and steel company.
Business Services / Legal / Manufacturing

Lawyer: Toss $12.5M Award Linked to Fax

The lawyer for a New Jersey man ordered to pay $12.5 million for sending an unwanted fax to a Russellville company has asked three judges to turn back time. read more >
Eugene Kalsky pictured with a copy of the fax that cost him $12.5 million.
Business Services

Jackpot Justice (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

You cannot ignore a lawsuit filed against you or your business, not even if it is frivolous or ridiculous or hundreds of miles away. You must respect the process even if you don’t respect the parties and question their motives. read more >
M. S. Wholesale Plumbing of Russellville, top right, received a $12.5 million judgment against Eugene Kalsky, left, and his New Jersey pipe and steel company.
Business Services / Manufacturing

Single Fax to Russellville Leads to $12.5M Judgment on New Jersey Pipe CompanyLock Icon

Eugene Kalsky and his pipe business was hit with a $12.5 million judgment obtained through Pope County Circuit Court, the result of a class-action lawsuit filed over Kalsky’s failure to include a specific opt-out notice on fax advertisements. read more >