2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 57 - Trade Practices and Regulations
Article 12 - Unfair Trade Practices
Section 57-12-24 - Unsolicited facsimiles or email; private remedy.
A. Any person who receives an unsolicited advertisement by facsimile or email may bring an action against the sender of the unsolicited advertisement to recover actual damages, including loss of profits, or statutory damages equal to the greater of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each email or facsimile received or five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each day of violation, plus reasonable attorney fees and costs if, prior to receiving the unsolicited advertisement:
(1) the person who received the unsolicited advertisement has notified the sender, pursuant to the provisions of Section 57-12-23 NMSA 1978, of the person's request not to receive unsolicited advertisements; or
(2) the sender of the unsolicited advertisement has entered into a written assurance of discontinuance pursuant to Section 57-12-9 NMSA 1978.
B. A telecommunications utility or internet service provider, injured by a violation of a provision of Section 57-12-23 NMSA 1978 or this section, may recover actual damages, including loss of profits, or statutory damages equal to the greater of ten dollars ($10.00) for each facsimile or email transmitted or five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each day of violation plus reasonable attorney fees and costs.
C. The remedies provided in this section are in addition to any available remedies otherwise provided by law.
History: Laws 2003, ch. 168, § 3.
Effective dates. — Laws 2003, ch. 168 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 20, 2003, 90 days after adjournment of the legislature.