Robin Long claims Cal Counties Fire Protection Co. violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 when they sent her unnecessary and unsolicited advertisements to her fax machine. Long alleges she was never in business with the Upland-based company, which engineers fire protection systems and sells extinguishers and other firefighting equipment.
Within a span of four years, Long received an unidentified amount of faxes, which she claims were sent under “willful and malicious intent.” The company should have asked for her permission to send the faxes, but she alleges that it never did.
Long is seeking damages for the loss of fax machine paper and ink used to print the advertisements, and the use of her fax machine’s electricity and phone line. Under the consumer protection act, Long claims the damages are no greater than $10,000.
Fax wars, part II
Robin Long v. Innercalm Associates
Glendale Superior Court – Limited Jurisdiction
Robin Long has no love for unsolicited faxes.
She also got bent out of shape over unauthorized fax messages sent by Innercalm Associates, a company that provides postgraduate seminars on chiropractic skills.
She sued the teaching company for the same reasons she filed a claim against the fire protection company — wasting her ink and paper, and using her phone line.
Food carts gone wild
Larry Guzman v. Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Burbank Superior Court – General Jurisdiction
Larry Guzman was walking in an underground tunnel at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Sept. 19, 2007, when he claims an out-of-control food cart came flying at him, crushing him against a wall. The wayward food cart pinned him to the wall, allegedly causing him “great bodily injury.”