AUSTIN, TX — The Texas attorney general''s office
sued 15 companies on Tuesday that it said has violated the state''s do-not-call law, which forbids many telephone solicitors from calling consumers at their homes, the Associated Press reported via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.com
The lawsuits, which are the first since the do-not-call law took effect, allege the companies harassed consumers by calling them repeatedly with high-pressure sales pitches; nearly 1 million consumers have signed up to be on the no-call list since they were eligible to do so in January 2002 and telemarkers were prohibited from calling the consumers on the list starting in July 2002, according to AP.
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