Timberland to pay $7 million to settle SMS spam lawsuit

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Timberland, makers of boots and outdoor wear, and GSI Commerce, the e-commerce company behind the online presence of Timberland and many other companies, might just owe you some money.

After a heap of unauthorized ad-filled text messages were sent out between January 2003 and August 2008, frustrated recipients banded together for a class action lawsuit. Though the companies insist that the blame belongs on a third-party who had been tasked with securing recipient consent, they’ve agreed to pay $7 million towards reimbursing anyone who received the unsolicited texts, with a cap of 150 bucks per recipient. That’s a lot of boots.

If you’ve received any unsolicited SMS advertisements from Timberland or GSI commerce, you can apply for your reimbursement here.

[IDG Via mocoNews]

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