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Wis. AG announces agreement with window retailer over alleged No Call violations

By Bryan Cohen | May 30, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced an agreement Tuesday with an Outagamie-based retailer of replacement windows and doors to resolve allegations that it solicited people on the state's No Call List.

Creative Openings allegedly failed to register certain telephone lines as a telemarketer, as required by law, and illegally made hundreds of thousands of telephone solicitation calls to Wisconsin residents who were registered on the state's No Call List.

"I am pleased that we have reached an agreement in this case," Van Hollen said. "Those who deliberately violate Wisconsin's No Call Law risk enforcement action by our office, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. It is essential that all businesses comply with Wisconsin's laws for the benefit of consumers."

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, Creative Openings would pay $45,000 in fees, costs and forfeitures and would agree to no longer violate the No Call law. Creative Openings would also be enjoined from making future telephone solicitations to Wisconsin residents registered with the No Call List.

The settlement awaits approval by the Outagamie County Circuit Court.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection originally referred the case to Van Hollen's office.


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