On October 6, a Michigan federal court granted preliminary approval of a settlement proposed by the lead plaintiff to end its class action accusing a restaurant of sending advertisements nearly 14,000 times to roughly 7,700 fax numbers. Class certification was granted in December 2015, and the class consisted of everyone who received at least one fax from the restaurant on three dates in 2006 offering "15% OFF Your Total Catering or Banquet Food Bill Up to $100." The settlement will provide class members who submit a valid claim either $500 per fax or a pro rata share of the settlement fund after other required payments are subtracted.

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