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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Sues Madison Kirby Dealership For Violations Of Wisconsin's Do-Not-Call Laws


MADISON - The Department of Justice has filed an enforcement action in Dane County Circuit Court against ACT Distributing, Inc., which does business under the name "Kirby of Madison." ACT Distributing, located at 2044 South Stoughton Road in Madison, is a distributor of Kirby vacuum cleaners produced by The Kirby Company. The complaint was referred to the Department of Justice by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, which investigated the matter after receiving complaints from consumers.


According to the complaint, ACT Distributing has made thousands of telephone solicitation calls to Wisconsin residents who are registered on the state's do-not-call list, in violation of state law.  The complaint also alleges that ACT Distributing failed to register with the state as required of telephone solicitors. 


"The no-call law is simple and straightforward, and there is no excuse for deliberately ignoring it," said Attorney General Van Hollen.


The complaint asks the court to impose forfeitures against the defendant for its no-call violations, and to order ACT Distributing to halt its illegal telemarketing activities.     


The case has been assigned to Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard G. Niess, and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General John Greene.