Tech & Telecom Law

Spam Arrest Service’s Contract Suit Fails
For Lack of Clear Notice, Binding Acceptance

Sept. 20, 2013, 9:03 PM

A company that sent unsolicited commercial e-mails to individuals signed up for the Spam Arrest service is not liable for breach of contract because Spam Arrest did not show that the company’s employees had authority to bind the company when they clicked Spam Arrest’s verification link for each e-mail, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington concluded Aug. 29 (Spam Arrest, LLC v. Replacements, Ltd., 2013 BL 233506, W.D. Wash., 2:12-cv-00481-RAJ, 8/29/13).

Spam Arrest LLC offers its customers an e-mail verification service designed to reduce customers’ receipt of unsolicited commercial e-mail. Entities that e-mail...

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