Robbie Hargett Mar. 17, 2016, 1:35pm


NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A Michigan woman is suing an international media company, alleging it sold subscriber information to data miners.

Shannon Taylor, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit March 10 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Trusted Media Brands, alleging violations of Michigan's Preservation of Personal Privacy Act and unjust enrichment.

The suit alleges Trusted Media Brands sold subscribers' personal information, including full names, titles of magazines subscribed to, home addresses, and other personal and demographic information, to list brokers, who in turn sold their information to telemarketers and other advertisers.

Taylor and others in the class seek a jury trial, actual damages, disgorgement and restitution of $5,000, whichever is greater, to each defendant, interest, injunctive relief, attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Joseph I. Marchese, Scott A. Bursor and Philip L. Fraietta of Bursor & Fisher in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 7:16-CV-01812-UA

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