Injunction entered in Mo. AG's lawsuit

Bryan Cohen Dec. 6, 2011, 1:00pm


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Monday that his office has obtained a preliminary injunction against a Florida company for allegedly making calls to Missourians on the state's No-Call list.

Koster previously filed a lawsuit against Jamie Chacon and his company, Azriel Financial Services. At that time, Koster obtained a temporary restraining order. The injunction is expected to remain in place until litigation has been completely resolved. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Telemarketing No-Call List Act and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

The company allegedly made solicitation calls to consumers claiming it could reduce their credit card interest rates. Hundreds of phone calls were allegedly made to consumers on the no-call list. The lawsuit seeks a civil penalty of $5,000 for each violation of Missouri law, costs of the case and prosecution, and all court costs.

"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."

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