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Hooters hit with $11.9 million fee

A Richmond County Superior Court judge has awarded the maximum penalty against Hooters for unwanted fax telemarketing, ordering the restaurant chain to pay $11.9 million. Each member in the 1,321-person class-action lawsuit will receive slightly more than $6,000, except for local attorney Sam Nicholson. He will receive $15,000 for initiating the case. His lawyers will make close to $4 million for their time.