Chicago, IL asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Missouri

Q: Can you sue a company who keeps soliciting adds to you by mail even after they have been asked repetitively to stop?

There is a loan company in a near town that repetitively sends me adds in the mail that I have on a number of occasions asked to stop sending me adds, I have asked them a number of times to remove my address and they still have not.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You can sue for unsolicited calls, text messages, and junk faxes under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because it provides a "private right of action." Emails are covered by the CAN SPAM Act and individual cannot sued under that act. I'm not aware of any statute that allows you to recover damages from an annoying snail-mailer.

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