Missouri AG Wins Telemarketing Decision Against Sirius XM
October 8, 2010 at 8:21 AM (PT)
MISSOURI Attorney General CHRIS KOSTER has won his case against SIRIUS XM radio, in which he charged the satcaster was calling consumers who were on the state's Do No Call list. The court sided with KOSTER, who has also filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the MISSOURI Merchandising Practices Act and the Telemarketing No-Call List Act. KOSTER said harassing telephone solicitation calls were made to consumers soliciting satellite radio subscriptions.
In issuing its order granting the preliminary injunction, the court found that the Attorney General's office had established a probability of success at trial on the merits. The judge found that the MISSOURI citizens on the no-call list would suffer a hardship if the preliminary injunction were not granted.
"Our office will continue to prosecute any business, regardless of its size, when it makes unlawful telemarketing calls to Missourians registered on our no-call list," KOSTER said. "It is a consumer's right to demand that illegal telemarketing calls that violate MISSOURI's laws stop, and no matter how aggressively it fights, no business is immune from MISSOURI's no-call law. We will continue to go after those who violate the law."