Verizon, breaking the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, sent 10,145 unsolicited faxes to businesses in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. And while they weren't required to pay that $1,500 per violation maximum penalty, Verizon was slapped with a fee of $625 per offense—or $6 million total for these junk faxes.
So we've got T-Mobile firing Catherine Zeta (still heartbreaking a year later), Sprint dumping needy customers and Verizon fax spamming like a mofo. If AT&T begins rounding up iPhones and smashing them with hammers, I'm switching back to tin cans and string. [consumerist]