Sirius XM Radio Inc. was sued by the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster last Friday as a result of "numerous complaints" alleging that the satellite radio provider violated the state's no-call laws.
According to the Attorney General, residents who were on the Do-Not-Call list received "unsolicited" and "harassing calls" calls from Sirius XM soliciting satellite radio subscriptions.
"No business, no matter the size or reach, is immune from Missouri's law, and we will continue to go after those who violate it," Koster said.
The Missouri AG also won a temporary restraining order prohibiting Sirius XM from making calls to Missourians on the no-call list unless they have an established business relationship with the company.
Sirius XM may still make calls to existing customers in Missouri, that is unless a customer directs Sirius XM not to call them.
Koster is seeking a penalty of $5,000 per violation (plus associated costs). No word on exactly how many violations the AG has tallied up, but if it's as "numerous" as they say, that could get expensive very quickly.
Here's a question: have you received any calls from Sirius XM selling subscriptions? I personally haven't, but the complaints must've been enough to cause the Missouri AG to act, so I'm curious about the rest of the country.