Nearly $7M awarded in spam case

Wednesday, 18 December 2002, 1:09 PM EST

AOL said the damages awarded by the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, was the largest ever from one of its lawsuits against spammers. AOL, part of CNN's parent company AOL Time Warner, has filed some 20 of such lawsuits over the years.

"This is an important legal victory in the fight against spam and it sends a clear, distinct message to spammers," Randall Boe, AOL's executive vice president and general counsel, said Monday in a statement.

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