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Mo. attorney general sues Sirius XM

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Sept. 8 obtained a temporary restraining order against Sirius XM Radio Inc. after he a filed a lawsuit Sept. 3 against the company for for allegedly violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and the Telemarketing No-Call List Act.

Koster stated in the lawsuit that Sirius had made calls soliciting satellite radio subscriptions to consumers on the no-call list, according to a news release. The suit was filed after complaints were made to the No-Call division of the attorney general's office.

“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 in the release. "No business, no matter the size or reach, is immune from Missouri’s law, and we will continue to go after those who violate it.”

Though the company has been temporarily prohibited from making calls to people on the no-call list, Sirius can still make calls to its existing customers, unless the customer has instructed the company not to call them, the release said.

Koster also is pushing for a $5,000 civil penalty cost for each Missouri law violation, for payment of the costs of the investigation and for all court costs, the release said.

The no-call list is available one the attorney general Web site or by calling (1-866) 289-9633.[[In-content Ad]]

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