Brad Messer Commentary
Wednesday, November 26, 2003


No-Call Lawsuits

Texas has taken the second step in the battle against unwanted telemarketing calls. Step One was to establish a Texas Do-Not-Call List.

Which some companies are ignoring— to see if they can get away with it.

Texas took Step Two this week and filed lawsuits against 15 companies. Each had at least ten complaints against it. The penalty for making improper calls is a fine of 1- to 3-thousand dollars per call.

The Attorney General said the companies included financial planning, house siding, auto glass repair, car financing, carpet cleaning, time shares, dating services, medical supplies and roofing.

Ten improper calls could cost a telemarketer 30-thousand dollars. After a few payouts that size, maybe some of these jerks will start getting the message that we really, really do not want to be bothered with their junk phone calls.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


San Antonio Express-News 11/25/2003
State announces first lawsuits since do-not-call list

State of Texas
Welcome to Texas "No Call Lists"


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