September 13, 2011
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Pennsylvania resident Jesse Levine and his company, Internet Technology Partnerships, Inc., have consented to a preliminary injunction prohibiting them from calling Missourians on the state No Call list.
Koster said Levine and Internet Technology Partnerships, Inc., is alleged to have solicited consumers who had used the drug Avandia and had suffered side effects from its use, in violation of the state No-Call registration.
The preliminary injunction is not an admission of liability, but only prohibits the Defendants from marketing in Missouri in violation of the telemarketing laws. A final ruling regarding their liability has not yet been made. The Attorney General’s Office last month filed a lawsuit against the business in the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis.
“Missouri's No-Call law is clear, and businesses should understand that we will stop them if they ignore the law,” Koster said. “The Attorney General's office will continue to aggressively pursue telemarketers who ignore our laws and continue to make prohibited calls.”
Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at http://ago.mo.gov/ or by calling 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-662-2551.