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Court Rejects Avid Telecom’s Attempts to Dismiss Illegal Robocalls Case

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that the United States District Court in Arizona denied Avid Telecom’s multiple attempts to dismiss and delay a bipartisan, 49-state lawsuit against the company Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., dba Avid Telecom, as well as its owner Michael D. Lansky and its vice-president, Stacey S. Reeves. Forty-nine attorneys general who are also members of the Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force sued Avid in May 2023 for initiating and facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to millions of people across the nation.

“Michigan consumers deserve relief from intrusive, illegal robocalls,” Nessel said. “I’m glad the Court rejected Avid’s attempts to dismiss and delay this litigation from moving forward, and we are one step closer to holding accountable companies who knowingly route illegal robocalls through their networks.”

Avid Telecom allegedly sent or attempted to transmit more than 24 billion scam calls in a four-year period about Social Security Administration scams, Medicare scams, auto warranty scams, Amazon scams, DirecTV scams, credit card interest rate reduction scams, and employment scams. They continued transmitting these calls even after being notified at least 329 times that these illegal robocalls were being sent across their networks.

A copy of the order is available here (PDF).


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