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Court Grants Preliminary Approval In Suit For Unsolicited FAXes

SPRINGFIELD – The Greene County Circuit Court has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit claiming G.M.I. N.A., Inc. sent unsolicited facsimile advertise-ments, violating the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and committing conversion. The case is Goans Acquisition, Inc. v. G.M.I. N.A., Inc. No. 0931-CV16476.
Class members are any persons or entities that received one or more facsimiles from G.M.I. N.A. promoting its products or services between Nov. 4, 2005 and Nov. 4, 2009. The settlement, if finally approved, would prohibit G.M.I. N.A. from sending unsolicited facsimile advertisements to all class members.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, only those persons or entities to whom G.M.I. N.A. sent one or more facsimiles promoting its products or services in May 2008, or on Aug. 25, 2009, would be eligible for a cash payment.
To receive a benefit, eligible class members must complete and return a claim form to the claims administrator. A claim form can be submitted online through the settlement website, www.GMI Settlement.com, or requested from the claims administrator at 1-855-208-2751. To be considered valid a claim form must be submitted online or postmarked on or before Jan. 10, 2014.
Class members can exclude themselves by writing a letter to the claims administrator so that it is postmarked on or before Jan. 10, 2014, or they won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, G.M.I. N.A., Inc., about the legal claims in this case.  If a class member excludes itself from the settlement, then it gives up the opportunity to receive money from this settlement.
Class members who remain in the settlement may object to the terms of the settlement by filing an objection on or before January 10, 2014.  The Court will hold a hearing on this case (Goans Acquisition, Inc. v. G.M.I. N.A., Inc., No. 0931-CV16476) at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2014 in the Greene County Circuit Court to consider whether to grant final approval of the settlement. The Court may also decide how much to pay to Class Counsel and to award the Class Representative. Class members may ask to appear at the hearing, but don’t have to attend.
For more information, visit www.GMISettlement.com or call the claims administrator toll-free at 1-855-208-2751. Please do not contact the Court.

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