Van Hollen, distributor reach settlement

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 5, 2011

Van Hollen

MADSION, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Judgment had settled an enforcement action against a Madison-based distributor of Kirby Products.

ACT Distributing Inc. allegedly violated the state's Do Not Call law. A suit filed by the state against ACT in June alleged that the company had failed to register as a telemarketer under Wisconsin law and made thousands of telephone solicitation calls to state residents on the Do Not Call list, which is a violation of state law.

Under terms of the settlement, ACT must pay the state a total of $21,000 in forfeitures and costs. Additionally, the company is prohibited from further violations of the registration and Do Not Call laws.

The settlement also requires ACT to demonstrate its compliance with the law by providing the state with phone records for the next two years. Failure to comply with the terms of the judgment would increase the cost of the settlement to $50,000.

"Complying with the do-not-call law is not difficult, and most businesses have no problem doing so," Van Hollen said. "We will continue to vigorously enforce the law against those who ignore it."

The settlement was approved by Judge Richard Niess of the Dane County Circuit Court.

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