British businessman Nigel Roberts has won a landmark damages case for being sent unwanted email after he sued Media Logistics UK.
Roberts, who had just earnt his law degree, is a recognised net expert and after lengthy correspondence, the company offered Â£100 in damages but claimed that they couldn’t disclose the name of the company that had bought his email address for legal reasons. Eventually, Media Logistics relenquished the name of a long-dead company which Roberts took to court in October and won with damages to be decided at a hearing on January 4 but a final settlement was reached of Â£300 just before Christmas.
The case sets a precedent for any EU company involved in sending unsolicited email and is interesting because the out of court settlement will not be binding on future cases.
Roberts is now making available a series of legal templates based on his case which will be available for free on his website. www.spamlegalaction.co.uk