A U.S. District Court judge has slashed the amount of damages being awarded to a former marketing services firm that claimed it was defamed and lost customers when an anti-spam organization listed the company has a purveyor of unwanted email. e360 originally won an $11.7 million judgment against U.K.-based Spamhaus. After failing to initially even recognize the case, Spamhaus appealed, and a judge ruled that the case required a further look. Last week, Judge Charles Kocoras of the Eastern District of Illinois reduced the award to $27,000. Spamhaus operates a blocklist to which many internet service providers subscribe. — DK