Madigan suit claims Do Not Call violations

Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday and proposed an agreed settlement involving a business accused of violating the national Do Not Call Registry by placing solicitation calls to Morgan County and other residents on the registry.

Madigan filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, alleging that Lincoln-based AAA Siding made telemarketing calls to consumers who are registered on the national Do Not Call Registry. Aside from Morgan residents, those involved were from Macon, Sangamon and Tazewell counties.

Under the agreed settlement, AAA Siding will be barred from future violations of the registry and must train its telemarketing employees on the guidelines outlined in the agreement. The company also must maintain telemarketing records for monitoring by the attorney general’s office to ensure it complies with regulations of the registry.

 Do Not Call laws provide that, once someone signs up at or by calling 888-382-1222, companies cannot make solicitation calls to their homes or cell phones unless the caller has established a business relationship, has given prior written consent or calls are not commercial, do not include unsolicited advertisements or are on behalf of tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations.