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There was a concern by legal experts that in the California Appellate Court’s decision in Balsam v. Trancos that a huge amount of people would use this to abuse the legal system to make money. For those who didn’t follow the ruling, it required that all commercial email advertisements to include in the “from line” a domain that is registered to the sender, and not be hidden in a whois search (among other things)

Well, it seems that one such person has decided to use this law to go after as many companies as possible to make easy cash. Jamie Carper, a convicted criminal and felonious robber has filed numerous lawsuits in Small Claims court against companies, claiming that he has received emails that violate this law.

What’s strange about these lawsuits is that California prohibits anyone from filing more than two small claims lawsuits per year, in order to prevent misuse of the system by those who would attempt to extort money. Mr. Carper obviously has done his homework because this only applies to lawsuits for $2,500 or more, so he’s been suing all the companies for an arbitrary amount under that, hoping that no judge or the defendants will notice the plethora of suits he’s been filling. He’s also been filing in the same court outside of Los Angeles, making it harder for people to get to location without travel.

This is an obvious misuse of the legal system, because if the cases went to court, it’s highly unlikely that any judge would think that he suffered $2,000 worth of damages for receiving an email. In fact, more than likely the only reason that he is even getting these emails is that he signed up for offers, and then found companies that would rather pay him off than fight the charges.

What makes these lawsuits even weirder is that according to the companies I spoke to, some if not all of the emails that he received don’t even violate the ruling and don’t have these problems – and in some cases didn’t even come from the companies being sued. I haven’t looked over them separately, but if this is true it makes the accusations of misusing the system even more relevant.

However, there is another twist to this story. Jamie Carper is not only a serial plaintiff, but is also affiliated with famous spam lawsuit attorney Dan Balsam. He’s one of the Plaintiffs involved in the class-action lawsuit against SparkNetworks for violating this same statute. He’s not your run of the mill consumer – he’s a convicted felon who has learned to obviously manipulate the system to make money. He’s not suffering damages, but instead looking for companies that he can claim damaged him.

We’ve copied the legal record of Mr. Carper below, hoping that perhaps some people can shed some more light on this case. You can look them all up here.

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Written by Pace Lattin

Pace Lattin is one of the top experts in interactive advertising, affiliate marketing. Pace Lattin is known for his dedication to ethics in marketing, and focus on compliance and fraud in the industry, and has written numerous articles for publications from MediaPost, ClickZ, ADOTAS and his own blogs.

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  • Viren says:

    Lets just say that Jamie Carper is one smooth criminal.
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  • Dino Vedo says:

    If its not against the law, then hes not a criminal? Sure I see what hes doing and its not right, but we have the legal system to blame for letting him continue it..
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  • JMAX says:

    It looks like prior to his Felony Robbery conviction he was also arrested for burglary and TWICE for possession of controlled substances.

    Perhaps he just really enjoys being in court?

    Filed Charges
    Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea Status

    1 HS 11379.2 F POSSESSION FOR SALE/SELL CNTRL SUBSTANCE 04/21/1999 NOT GUILTY DISMISSED

    Case MWV050789 Defendant 68875 CARPER, JAMIE LYNN
    Filed Charges
    Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea Status

    1 PC M459 M BURGLARY 03/04/1999 NOT GUILTY DISMISSED

    Case MWV059940 Defendant 68875 CARPER, JAMIE LYNN
    Filed Charges
    Count Charge Severity Description Violation Date Plea Status

    1 PC M381(B) M POSSESE/ETC SUBSTANCE SIMILAR TO TOLUENE 06/09/2000 NOT GUILTY DISMISSED

  • Charles says:

    I dont understand why you would waste time posting such a ridiculous article. What did that guy do wrong? You call him out cause he has a criminal record?

    Pace, honestly bro, Ive been an avid reader for a long time and have mad respect for you, but this is just sad. I could go on and into details but I dont want to waste my time. Seriously delete this article. You look like a total rat doucehbag for posting this. Unreal.

    Jamie Carper if you are reading this, get your money. Work the system. Im cheering for you.

    • pacelattin says:

      I don’t understand your point of view. A person works hard to make a company, and someone finds a legal loophole to extort money from them and that’s ok?

      So you’d be ok if tomorrow I decided to you personally for whatever reason, since I have your IP address, and cost you money defending the lawsuit? I could sue you tomorrow for something completely made-up, which is what he is doing, and it would cost you probably more money than I’d sue you for to defend it. Imagine how you’d feel?

  • Jeff says:

    @ Charles- I don’t understand your position at all. Legitimate companies are being taken advantage of because a guy is abusing the system. This is a pointless burden on companies and when there is a vulnerable loophole in the system, we should work to fix the it rather than just let it be.

    What Jamie is doing is legal, but immoral. It is on the private citizens, like Pace, to fight this douche. This article is exactly the type of thing that would help stop him.

    • Charles says:

      While the rest of the world works 8 hours a day and has to watch the powers that be bend them over and shove a huge sandy dildo in their ass, this kid stood up, saw an opportunity and is capitalizing on it. Whats wrong with that? Its legal and no its not immoral. What are you? Jehovas Witness?

      Legitimate companies? They are breaking the law! How are theylegitimate? So are you saying that its OK to break the law but its not ok to be immoral? Dude…really?

      Ignorance is not bliss. If the same people that made these laws can easily exploit them then they can just as easily shut the loopholes down.

      I could go on, but why? Waste of time.

      • Jeff says:

        What are you talking about? Who’s shoving a “sandy dildo” up anyone’s ass? Companies like ValueClick help facilitate ecommerce, you would not be able to sit on a computer and troll the internet if not for companies like this (big and small) helping it grow. This “kid” is being a douche and you are supporting him because you have some kind of issue with companies doing business.

        Like Pace said, “it’s highly unlikely that any judge would think that he suffered $2,000 worth of damages for receiving an email.”

    • pacelattin says:

      What he is doing might not be legal fyi. Abuse of process is not legal.

    • pacelattin says:

      A similar comparison would be someone who drives their car in front of other people, slams on the breaks and then sues the person for rear ending them. They caused the accident, but unless there are cameras, the person who hit them will be liable. This is very similar — this guy is suing companies because it would cost them more to send their attorney to defend these suits separately.

      What this article does is let all those companies note, and hopefully a judge that he is misusing the system to file frivolous lawsuits.
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  • James says:

    I could sue you tomorrow for something completely made-up, which is what he is doing, and it would cost you probably more money than I’d sue you for to defend it. Imagine how you’d feel?

  • Chris says:

    Wow Charles is either trolling or retarded. My vote is for retarded.

    Some people just want to sue or scam and not actually do anything to EARN their money. Pretty sad.

  • James says:

    Companies like ValueClick help facilitate ecommerce, you would not be able to sit on a computer and troll the internet if not for companies like this (big and small) helping it grow.

  • SickofViagra says:

    I would sue a spammer. What would you do when you are trying to run a business on your own and you have to open emails just to see loads of Viagra links and other silly messages from Online Pharmacies…Sue the company !I’m not a criminal, but if I went after them I would have the law on my side.Idiots and their bots scrape the internet for emails and also scrape domain registers for names, emails and addresses daily.This is how they make money, and when I have had to deal with enough I will take them to court and it will be my payday.

  • RatHater says:

    Pace,

    I’m disappointed with you. Doesn’t everybody work the system. It’s only through working the system that it becomes better. And, for trying to call him out for crap that he did earlier in his life, you look a little scummy for that. It’s not for you to decide if it’s legal or not, it’s for the system to do that so your comments about it might not be this or that are so irrelevant. Bottom line is, you look scummy, let the system determine if it’s okay. Ratters suck!

  • Steve says:

    Once again I have to sigh. I used to love to read the articles and stories here. But there are always so many holes now its incredible.

    A) You don’t know for a fact if he was an opt in subscriber or not.

    B) Its still common practice to buy/sell/exchange email lists.

    C) Co-Reg is not covered under can spam

    D) Unless you reach out to each defendant, and compare plaintiffs evidence vs theirs, you don’t know if they sent spam, or not.

    So we’re not talking about him suing companies that didn’t send spam. We’re talking about him suing companies for spam, and those companies (or individuals) have the right to defend themselves in court.

    As far as him making a ‘quick buck’ off these companies. You must be VERY unfamiliar with small claims court, even IF he does win, he’s going to have a hard time collecting, and it won’t be a quick process.

    Long story short pace, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, get back to reporting truths and tips/tricks, and knock off the false accusations of companies and people all the time. This is the first time I’ve been back since the hole ‘google is dead’ article several months ago (almost a year now?) Your titles are getting attention, but the content is hurting your traffic.

    I’m actually kinda ticked off that you would even do this, and I don’t know the poor bastard (which is what he’ll continue to be, poor guy)

  • King P says:

    GOOD JOB JAIME, i get tired of porn email.
    Im gonna sue too

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