Ind. AG gets TRO against Fla. company

Bryan Cohen Aug. 20, 2012, 1:12pm


INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order on Friday against a Florida company that allegedly made more than 660 illegal calls to Hoosiers offering medical alert devices.

Safeline Alert, also known as Elite Information Solutions, allegedly called more than 620 numbers registered on Indiana's Do Not Call list between June and August. More than 540 of the complaints alleged the call was automated or a robo-call, which would be a violation of the Indiana Auto-Dialer Act.

"In this case, the attorney general's office successfully received a temporary restraining order to help stop Hoosiers from receiving any more of these unwanted calls," Zoeller said.

"These actions should send a strong message to those businesses violating the state's strict telephone privacy laws. Our office acknowledges that our Do Not Call law is not impervious to those who intend to deceive Hoosiers and break the law."

According to Safeline's website, the company offers medical monitoring and alert devices.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Marion County, alleges that Safeline violated Indiana's Auto-Dialer and Do Not Call law. The company also allegedly has no certificate of authority from the Indiana Secretary of State, a requirement for conducting business in the state.

The lawsuit seeks attorney fees, consumer restitution, civil penalties and a permanent injunction against future calls.

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