The company is accused of making soliciation calls to individuals listed on the National Do-Not-Call registry, either directly or through a third party solicitor.
Brnovich's complaint states that since at least 2014, A.J.'s has violated Arizona law regarding telephone solicitation by repeatedly contacting consumers who had previously told telemarketing representatives that they no longer wished to be contacted, including callers who were officially registered on the national Do-Not-Call list. The complaint requests that A.J.'s and its principals and managers be prohibited from engaging in any future telephone solicitation activity.
Additionally, the complaint calls for significant civil penalties against A.J.'s for violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. This could result in an order to pay $1,000-10,000 for each willful violation of the law. The company could also be ordered to pay the State of Arizona for the costs of investigation and prosecution, including attorneys’ fees.
Brnovich filed the complaint on June 10.
Autobody News will continue to report on developments with the lawsuit.