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August 16, 2011

Attorney General Koster obtains injunction against New York telemarketing company for violation of no-call laws

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster has obtained a temporary restraining order against C. Michael Exteriors, Inc., for repeatedly calling consumers on the Missouri no-call list who had objected to such calls.

Koster earlier this month filed suit against C. Michael Exteriors, Inc., a New York-based telemarketing company, and William Bergmann, the company’s owner. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the Telemarketing No-Call List Act. Koster said telephone solicitation calls were made to consumers in the St. Louis metropolitan area attempting to sell windows and siding.

“When Missourians register with our No-Call list, they do so with the reasonable expectation that they will not receive these unsolicited, harassing calls,” Koster said. "These businesses are aware of our No-Call laws, and they are realizing that this office will enforce those laws.”

In its ruling, the court specifically ordered the company to stop making calls to consumers on the no-call list.

Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for Do-Not-Call and can file a complaint about receiving harassing solitication calls on his website at http://ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-BUZZOFF (1-866-289-9633).



 
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