Logan Square Man Wins Text Message Spam Suit

10/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Dave Newbart Chicago Sun-Times

It was a quick text message that came in the middle of a "horrible'' day at work for Jeffrey Weinstein, a business analyst from Logan Square.

But it wasn't anything pressing from his boss or his family. It was Timberland, the shoe company, offering a 20 percent discount through its Web site.

Weinstein, 41, got mad. And now he's gotten even, with a $7 million court victory.